Rudi Peuckert

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Rudi Peuckert
Peuckert, Rudolf.jpg
Militärverwaltungsbeamter des Heeres im Generalsrang
Rudi Peuckert
Birth name Rudolf Werner Peuckert
Allegiance  Weimar Republic
 National Socialist Germany
Service/branch Flag Schutzstaffel.png SS
Hitlerjugend Allgemeine Flagge.jpg Hitler Youth
Balkenkreuz.jpg Wehrmacht
Years of service 1933–1945
Rank SS-Oberführer
HJ-Hauptbannführer
Wehrmachtbeamte
Unit Schutzstaffel
Commands held Landesbauernführer Thüringen
Militär-Verwaltungs-Chef
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the War Merit Cross
Relations ∞ 15 December 1934 Elisabeth Fiedler (b. 2 September 1909 in Stockhausen); two children

Rudolf "Rudi" Werner Peuckert (b. 18 August 1908 in Wiebelsdorf, Grand Duchy of Saxony, German Empire; d. suicide 3 October 1946 in Dachau, Bavaria) was a German farmer, NSDAP-Chief of Staff for Agriculture and Politics, SS-Führer (officer), HJ-Führer (officer) and Militärverwaltungsbeamte des Heeres im Generalsrang in WWII.

Life

Rudi Peuckert, in: Das Deutsche Führerlexikon, p. 352
Reception of the farmers on the eve of the wedding of Emmi Sonnemann and Hermann Göring in the Preußenhaus (the former Prussian Ministry of War, Berlin-Wilhelmstraße) on 2 May 1935. From left to center: Walther Darré, Hermann Göring, Emmi Sonnemann and SS-Sturmbanführer Peuckert.
  • 1908 Born in Wiebelsdorf (Grand Duchy of Saxony), which would later become a part of Thuringia
  • Elementary school in Wöhlsdorf
  • 1918–1922 secondary school (Oberrealschule[1]) in Zeulenroda and Neustadt/Orla until lower secondary (Untersekunda)
  • 1922/23 practical work in his father's company
  • 1923–1925 agricultural school in Altenburg, then in his father's business and commercial assistant on a medium-sized estate in the Hamburg countryside
  • 1926 Member of the NSDAP
    • 1927 Resignation from the NSDAP (at the request of the parents)
  • 1 January 1928 Rejoins the NSDAP (Nr. 73 255)
  • 1928 Takeover of his father's farm in Wiebelsdorf
  • 1929 Gau speaker (Gauredner) of the NSDAP in Thüringen
  • 1 January to 20 May 1930 NSDAP local leader (Ortsgruppenleiter der Ortsgruppe Wiebelsdorf der NSDAP)
  • 10 March 1930 to June 1933 NSDAP district leader (Bezirks- bzw. Kreisleiter) of the district Auma-Weida (later Gera-Land)
  • 21 May 1930 to 1931 NSDAP local leader (Ortsgruppenleiter der Ortsgruppe Auma der NSDAP)
    • 1930 Youngest Reich speaker (Reichsredner der NSDAP), leader of the farmer rural youth (Leiter der bäuerlichen Landjugend) within the HJ; Peuckert spoke at over 2000 public meetings throughout Germany.
  • February 1932 Economic consultant of the district administration (wirtschaftlicher Fachreferent der Gauleitung Thüringen der NSDAP)
  • 31 July 1932 Voted a member of the Landtag (State Diet) of Thüringen for the NSDAP
  • 1 September 1932 to 1945 Agricultural expert adviser of the district administration (Landwirtschaftlicher Gaufachberater der Gauleitung Thüringen der NSDAP)
  • 5 April to July 1933 Acting chairman of the Thuringian land federation (kommissarischer Vorsitzender des Thüringischen Landbunds) and State Commissioner of the Thuringian Main Chamber of Agriculture (Staatskommissar der Thüringischen Hauptlandwirtschaftskammer) in Weimar
  • 10.6.1933 Entry into the SS rune.png (Nr. 19 496)
  • 29.6.1933 State Farmers’ Leader of the State Peasantry of Thuringia (Landesbauernführer der Landesbauernschaft Thüringen); youngest State Farmers’ Leader of Germany
  • July 1933 to September 1934 First chairman of the Thuringian Landbund (Erster Vorsitzender des Thüringischen Landbundes)
  • 13.7.1933 President of the Thuringian Main Chamber of Agriculture
  • 22.10.1933 to 12.4.1945 Thuringian State Councilor and member of the Thuringian state government (Thüringischer Staatsrat und Mitglied der Thüringischen Landesregierung)
  • 15.4.1934 Member of the Reich Farmers Council (Reichsbauernrat) and the Reich Farmers Thing (Reichsbauernthing)
  • 30.8.1935 Gauamt head of the Office for Agricultural Policy, later Office for the Country People, of the Gau of Thuringia of the NSDAP (Gauamtsleiter des Amts für Agrarpolitik, später Amt für das Landvolk, des Gaus Thüringen der NSDAP)
  • 8.6.1936 to 23.3.1937 Farmer's consultant (Bauernreferent) of the SS-Oberabschnitt Elbe
  • 23.3.1937 to 1.10.1941 Farmer's consultant of the SS-Oberabschnitt Fulda-Werra
  • September 1939 Head of the Thuringia State Food Office (Leiter des Landesernährungsamts Thüringen)
  • February 1940 Special representative of the Reichsbauernführer Richard Walther Darré for the deployment of the rural service and the female labor service (Einsatz des Landdienstes und des weiblichen Arbeitsdienstes) for the duration of the war
  • February 1940 Head (deputy) of the rural youth department of the Reichsnährstand (Leiter [i. V.] der Abteilung Landjugend im Reichsnährstand)
  • February 1940 to 27.1.1941 Head of the department for German youth in the personal staff of the Reich Farmers’ Leader (Leiter des Referats Deutsche Jugend im Persönlichen Stab des Reichsbauernführers)
  • February to 13.3.1940 Head of the Working Committee on Peasantry of the Reichsjugendführung (Leiter [i. V.] des Arbeitsausschusses Bauerntum in der Reichsjugendführung)
  • 13.3.1940 Head of office and provisional head of the Office of Peasantry and Ostland in the Reich Youth Leadership for the duration of the war (Amtschef und kommissarischer Leiter des Amts Bauerntum und Ostland in der Reichsjugendführung für die Dauer des Krieges)
  • 20.4.1940 HJ-Hauptbannführer (Head Banner Leader ot the Hitler Youth = Heer equivalent Generalmajor)
  • May 1940 Militär-Verwaltungs-Vize-Chef
  • 9.11.1941 Reichshauptamtsleiter der NSDAP
  • December 1941 to June 1942 Representative (deputy) of Reichsleiter Walther Darré in the Reich leadership of the NSDAP and chief of staff of the Reich Office for Agricultural Policy in Munich (Vertreter des Reichsleiters Walther Darré in der Reichsleitung der NSDAP und Stabsleiter des Reichsamts für Agrarpolitik in München)
  • May 1942 Representative for agriculture and war food industry at the General Plenipotentiary for Labor Deployment (Fritz Sauckel) in Berlin (Beauftragter für Landwirtschaft und Kriegsernährungswirtschaft beim Generalbevollmächtigten für den Arbeitseinsatz in Berlin)
  • 6.11.1942 at the same time representative of the general plenipotentiary for the labor assignment for the Reichskommissariat Ukraine and the economic inspections Don-Donez and Caucasus (zugleich Beauftragter des Generalbevollmächtigten für den Arbeitseinsatz für das Reichskommissariat Ukraine und die Wirtschaftsinspektionen Don-Donez und Kaukasus)
  • January 1943 Head of department (labour deployment in agriculture and war food industry) in the Reich Ministry for the occupied eastern territories
    • Hauptabteilungsleiter (Arbeitseinsatz in der Landwirtschaft und Kriegsernährungswirtschaft) im Reichsministerium für die besetzten Ostgebiete (RMfdbO)
  • 23.2.1943 drafted into the Wehrmacht as chief of military administration (als Militärverwaltungschef zur Wehrmacht einberufen)
  • 23.2.1943 Head of the economic group work in the Economic Staff East (Berlin), promoted to Dienstleiter der NSDAP
    • Leiter der Wirtschaftsgruppe Arbeit im Wirtschaftsstab Ost (Berlin), Dienstleiter der NSDAP; The rank was first created 1933 and served as the second highest rank of the Reichsleitung NSDAP organizational level, subordinate to the Reichsleiter. The original version of Dienstleiter was divided into two separate ranks: the standard Dienstleiter rank and a higher rank of Hauptdienstleiter. Duties of the rank primary entailed leadership of top national party offices, and many holding the rank of Dienstleiter also held top governmental and civil positions in the German government.
  • 18.5.1945 Arrested by the US-Americans in Gera, then interned (in Gera von den Amerikanern verhaftet, anschließend interniert)

Death

Peuckert ended his life in an US-American internment camp in Dachau on 3 October 1946, other sources state, he died as a result of interrogation torture.

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Some promotion dates are backdated mit Wirkung vom (with effect from):

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