Konrad Meyer

Konrad Meyer-Hetling
Konrad Meyer-Hetling (15 May 1901 – 25 April 1973) was a German agronomist and SS-Oberführer.wikipedia
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Generalplan Ost

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He is best known for his involvement in the development of Generalplan Ost. In early 1940, the Reich Security Main Office (RSHA) produced, with Meyer's collaboration, the initial version of Generalplan Ost (General Plan East), a plan for the Germanization of Eastern Europe.
As a high official in the RSHA, Ehlich was the man responsible for the drafting of Generalplan Ost along with Dr. Konrad Meyer, Chief of the Planning Office of Himmler's Reich Commission for the Strengthening of Germandom.

RuSHA trial

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After the war, Meyer was charged by the US authorities in the RuSHA Trial.

Agronomy

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Konrad Meyer-Hetling (15 May 1901 – 25 April 1973) was a German agronomist and SS-Oberführer.

Oberführer

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Konrad Meyer-Hetling (15 May 1901 – 25 April 1973) was a German agronomist and SS-Oberführer.

Einbeck

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Meyer was born in Salzderhelden, near Einbeck, in southern Lower Saxony, as the son of a school teacher.

Lower Saxony

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Meyer was born in Salzderhelden, near Einbeck, in southern Lower Saxony, as the son of a school teacher.

University of Göttingen

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He studied agronomy at the University of Göttingen and received his doctorate in 1926 with a thesis on crop production.

Habilitation

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He became an assistant at the university and did his habilitation in 1930.

Docent

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From 1930 to 1933, Meyer worked as a docent at the University of Göttingen, and in 1934, he became a full professor at the University of Jena.

University of Jena

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From 1930 to 1933, Meyer worked as a docent at the University of Göttingen, and in 1934, he became a full professor at the University of Jena.

Humboldt University of Berlin

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Within the same year, he became a professor at the University of Berlin.

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany)

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In November 1934 he became a consultant for the Reich Ministry of Science and Education on the reformation of German agricultural education and research.

Spatial planning

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Meyer was one of the key agricultural scientist and spatial planners of the Nazi era, and served as the chief editor of the main journals of the field.

Nazi Party

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Meyer joined the NSDAP on 1 February 1932 (member number 908,471), and the SS on 20 June 1933 (member number 74,695).

Schutzstaffel

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Meyer joined the NSDAP on 1 February 1932 (member number 908,471), and the SS on 20 June 1933 (member number 74,695).

SS Race and Settlement Main Office

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In 1935, he was recruited to the Race and Settlement Main Office of the SS (RuSHA).

Heinrich Himmler

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In 1939, he became the head of the Planning Office under Himmler's office of Reich Commissioner for the Consolidation of German Nationhood (RKF), and he also worked for Himmler's personal staff.

Reich Commissioner for the Consolidation of German Nationhood

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In 1939, he became the head of the Planning Office under Himmler's office of Reich Commissioner for the Consolidation of German Nationhood (RKF), and he also worked for Himmler's personal staff.

Personal Staff Reichsführer-SS

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In 1939, he became the head of the Planning Office under Himmler's office of Reich Commissioner for the Consolidation of German Nationhood (RKF), and he also worked for Himmler's personal staff.

Reich Main Security Office

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In early 1940, the Reich Security Main Office (RSHA) produced, with Meyer's collaboration, the initial version of Generalplan Ost (General Plan East), a plan for the Germanization of Eastern Europe.

Walter Christaller

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Meyer's subordinates in RKF's creating the memorandum included geographer Walter Christaller and landscape architect Heinrich Friedrich Wiepking-Jürgensmann.

Waffen-SS

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From 1944 to 1945, the end of the war, Meyer served an officer in a Waffen-SS officer training school.

War crime

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He was found guilty of being a member of a criminal organization (SS) but not guilty of war crimes or crimes against humanity.

Crimes against humanity

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He was found guilty of being a member of a criminal organization (SS) but not guilty of war crimes or crimes against humanity.

Regional planning

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He was released in 1948, and in 1956, he was appointed professor of agriculture and regional planning at Leibniz University Hannover, where he worked until his retirement, in 1964.