Baldur von Schirach

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Baldur von Schirach

Baldur Benedikt von Schirach (9 May 1907 – 8 August 1974) was the head of the Hitler Youth ("Hitler-Jugend") and later governor of Vienna.

In 1940, Schirach organised the evacuation of five million children from cities threatened by Allied bombing.

At the International Military Tribunal, Schirach was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.

He published his memoirs, Ich glaubte an Hitler ("I believed in Hitler"), in 1967.

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