Gerbert Bake

Picture of Gerbert Bake

Date of Birth: 05/01/1896

Age: 50

Place of birth: Batumi

Citizenship: Russia


In 1914 he graduated from the Russian school in Tbilisi. During the 1st World War he was interned in Russia. He studied at the University of Gottingen. In 1923-24 he was assistant to the rector of the Technical School in Hanover. A specialist in agricultural policy, in 1944-45 served as minister of food supply in the last government of Hitler. He hanged himself in the Nuremberg prison, April 6, 1947. Bamberg party conference of the Congress of the Nazi Party, Hitler convened on the initiative of 14 February 1926 in Bamberg, Bavaria, with the aim to develop a program of the Nazi Party. The conference was attended by all the local party leaders. There was a divergence of views between the Nazi leaders of the northern and southern states of Germany, and Hitler was forced to overcome disagreements. He deliberately chose to hold the congress weekday, based on the fact that northerners would be difficult to absent himself from work. In the vast majority of representatives of southern Germany, on behalf of northerners could speak only Gregor Strasser and Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels. Strasser predstavlyalgorodskoe socialist revolutionary wing of the party, while the Southerner Gottfried Feder - rural racist populist ideas. Hitler was forced to carefully maneuver between these two irreconcilable groups not to allow their party chicks turn in the direction of "undiluted socialist principles".

The peak of disagreement at the conference was the issue of expropriation of royal houses. Hitler made a two-hour speech to delegates explaining why they should not vote for the expropriation. National Socialism, he said, should not help the communist movement.

Expropriation does not speed up the removal of Wittelsbach and other Germanic dynasties in the dustbin of history. Goebbels, initially supported the position Strasser, was able to predict the consequences and quietly retreated to Hitler`s position. As a reward, he was given the post of Gauleiter of Berlin, which was the beginning of his successful career in the party. The party split between nationalists and socialists, was finally resolved during the "blood purge" 1934 in favor of the former.