Robert Ley

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Robert Ley

Robert Ley (15 February 1890 – 25 October 1945) was head of the German Labour Front (the National Socialist trade union organization) from 1933 to 1945. One achievement was the popular Strength Through Joy organization which provide a range of benefits and amenities to the German workers and their families. During the 1941-1945 period he was Reich Commissioner for Social House-Building and given the task of counter-acting the destruction of houses caused by the Allied bombing (which included a deliberate "dehousing" policy).

He committed suicide while awaiting trial at the International Military Tribunal. He was neither acquitted nor found guilty as trial did not proceed against him.

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