Amann, Max

PUBLISHER (GERMANY)
BORN 24 Nov 1891, München - DIED 30 Mar 1957, München
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Ostfriedhof (35a-12-19)

Max Amann met Adolf Hitler in the army during the First World War. He joined the NSDAP in 1921 and directed its paper " Völkischer Beobachter". He participated in the Hitler Putsch and like Hitler he served time in Landsberg. He was one of the few men Hitler trusted completely.

In 1929 he published Hitler's "Mein Kampf" after persuading him to change the title from "Viereinhalb Jahre [des Kampfes] gegen Lüge, Dummheit und Feigheit" to "Mein Kampf". In 1931 he lost his left arm during a hunting trip with Franz Ritter von Epp. In 1933 he became a member of the Reichstag for the nazis. After Hitler's rise to power he became president of the Reichspressekammer. He was present when Edmund Heines was murdered in 1934 and in 1936 he became SS-Obergruppenführer.

After the war he was sentenced to ten years of imprisonment in 1948. His fortune was confiscated. He was released in 1953 and died in Munich in 1957.

Sources
• Benz, Wolfgang/Hermann, Biographisches Lexicon zur Weimarer Republik, Beck, München, 1988
• Scheibmayr, Erich, Wer? Wann? Wo?, Persönlichkeiten in Münchner Friedhöfen, Verlag Erich Scheibmayr, München, 1989
Max Amann (Politiker) – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Max Amann at the Ostfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (19 Jan 2004)

 


Amiel, Henri Frédéric

Published: 1 Jun 2013
Last update: 1 Jun 2013