Alfred Hugenberg

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Alfred Hugenberg (1865–1951) was a German publisher, financier and right-wing politician who co-founded the Deutschnationale Volkspartei (DNVP, German National People's Party). His causes included monarchism and repudiation of the World War I peace treaties. In the Weimar Republic, he was first elected to the Reichstag in 1919. He was a director of Krupp Industries and briefly in the Prussian Ministry of Finance.

Beginning in 1929, he was a source of money to the early Nazis. He and the DNVP went into the short-lived 1932 Harzburg Front coalition with them. [1]

After the Nazis took control, he was not in their government. Eventually, he lost his publishing empire to the Nazis.


  1. Ian Kershaw (1998), Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris, W.W. Norton, ISBN 0-393-04671-0, p. 356