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Remer, Otto Ernst (1917-1997)


Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 865

Held at: Wiener Library

Title: Remer, Otto Ernst (1917-1997)

Date(s): 1946

Level of description: Collection level

Extent: 1 file

Name of creator(s): Remer | Otto Ernst | 1917-1997 | Nazi officer and founder of the Sozialistische Reichspartei


Administrative/Biographical history:

Otto Ernst Remer was born in Neubrandenburg (Mecklenburg) the son of a judicial officer. He embarked on a military career and by 1935 was made lieutenant. He was wounded several times during World War Two and was highly decorated. Although never a Nazi party member he played an important part in the suppression of the July 1944 conspiracy against Hitler. He was promoted by Hitler, as a result, to major-general on 31 January 1945. After a short period of imprisonment under the Americans after the war, he began working for them as a researcher into the history of the war.

He was expelled from the Deutsche Reichspartei for his extreme views and founded the more extreme Sozialistische Reichspartei. There followed short periods of imprisonment for minor offences in Germany and periods of exile in Egypt and Syria, where he is thought to have established links with the notorious fugitive Nazi war criminal, Alois Brunner. He died in 1997.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copy of a manuscript report by Major General Otto Ernst Remer. The document is dated 2 April 1946. It is probable that the account was written whilst Remer was in custody during the period of de-nazification after the war.


Language/scripts of material: German

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Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue



Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donald Mayer; Gerald Fleming


Related material:

Publication note:


Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2007

Fascism | Totalitarianism | Political doctrines
July 20 plot | Antifascism | Resistance to oppression | Oppression | Political movements
Nazism | Totalitarianism | Political doctrines

Personal names
Remer | Otto Ernst | 1917-1997 | Nazi officer and founder of the Sozialistische Reichspartei

Corporate names
Socialist Reich Party of Germany x Sozialistische Reichspartei Deutschlands