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Führer (Fuehrer when the ü-umlaut is not used, but never Fuhrer) is a noun meaning "leader" of "guide" in the German language. It is mainly used in English as the term for National Socialist Germany's leader Adolf Hitler. Though the word remains common today in German, it is considered controversial (though less so when used as meaning "guide"). Before and during the time period of National Socialist Germany the word was not limited to Hitler but was part of the title of many positions in the various (para)military and governmental organizations.