Wilhelm Karpenstein born 24 May 1903 in Frankfurt am Main – died 2 May 1968 in Lauterbach, Hesse was a German Nazi Party politician He served as Gauleiter of Pomerania during the early days of the Third Reich
Karpenstein was elected to the Reichstag in the 1930 election and served as a Nazi Party deputy until the end of the Second World War He was appointed the party's Gauleiter in Pomerania in 1931
Immediately after the Nazis came to power a significant amount of autonomy lay with the gauleiters and their radicalism threatened to disrupt the relationship between Adolf Hitler and the middle classes that had helped to ensure his election Karpenstein was one of the few who did not offer this problem as he was conservative and pro-middle class Nevertheless, he did not miss the opportunity to increase his personal power in the early days of Nazism and sought to make all of the churches, government officials and media outlets in Pomerania answerable to him directly
Karpenstein however, despite not holding left-wing economic ideas, was too weak to control the dissident sentiments emerging from the Sturmabteilung in Pomerania, which was one of their power bases As a result, Karpenstein was one of those to be purged during the Night of the Long Knives, although his lack of direct involvement with the SA meant that he was not killed but rather sacked in favour of Franz Schwede-Coburg Ostensibly however Karpenstein was dismissed for his supposed links to Gregor Strasser and his failure to work with Hermann Göring
- ^ Details of Reichstag membership
- ^ Jürgen John, Die NS-Gaue: regionale Mittelinstanzen im zentralistischen "Führerstaat", Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, 2007, p 463
- ^ Dietrich Orlow, The History of the Nazi Party Volume 2 1933-1945, David & Charles, 1973, p 41
- ^ Orlow, The History of the Nazi Party Volume 2, p 54
- ^ Orlow, The History of the Nazi Party Volume 2, p 123
- ^ Anthony McElligott, Tim Kirk, Ian Kershaw, Working towards the Führer: essays in honour of Sir Ian Kershaw, Manchester University Press, 2003, p 125
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