Carl Rover

Carl Goerg Rover (* 12. February 1889 in Lemwerder, Stedingen; † 15. May 1942 in Berlin) was NSDAP - realm governors in Bremen and Oldenburg.

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Carl Rover visited the elementary school in Oldenburg and completed a commercial theory in Bremen. From 1911 to 1913 he worked in Cameroon, where he got sick with malaria. 1915 he married Marie Hermine Tebben with which it a common daughter had. One year after their death in the year 1921 he married Irma Kemmler, whose common sons deceased briefly however all after the birth.

To outbreak of the First World War it announced itself voluntarily to the infantry. 1916 it created it into the propaganda department of the OHL (highest army command). After end of war it became member of the NSDAP. When this 1923 were forbidden for scarcely 2 years, he worked in the volume-gravel-CH-social federation. After the readmission of the NSDAP he became local group leader in Oldenburg and three years of late gau leaders Weser Ems. 1930 one selected it in Reichstag and after only 2 years to 16. June 1932 to the Prime Minister of the Free State Oldenburg. To 5. May 1933 was appointed Rover the realm governor for Bremen and Oldenburg.

Carl Rover was convinced Antisemit, racingist and anti-democrat. Thus it called the attendance of an African minister 1932 in the old citizens Lambertikirche one „dishonor for the white race “. In the old citizen cathedral country, the catholic coined/shaped southern part old citizens of the country, he wanted from the classrooms remove to let the crucifixes. It thereupon pushed of the public to cancel this decision. Despite its sharp agitation and its martialischen occurrence he had in the population many trailers and 1930 in Reichstag was already selected. The resulierte also from its cultural commitment. Like that he was a friend of the homeland writer August Hinrichs, which was made later Hinrichs the reproach. A special request was Rover, even native Stedinger, the Heroisierung and ideological Auschlachtung of the Stedinger of liberty fight.

Of Rover politics was not particularly successful. Some its projects failed and saw in such a way he, how he came slowly internal party-line into the Hintertreffen. He wrote its thoughts with the aid his secretary Heinrich milling refuge in a memorandum, which can be regarded as its political will. In this outlined it the situation of the NSDAP and makes suggestions on the solution of party-internal conflicts. Besides it placed its conceptions to the restructuring third realm after that to 2. World war forwards.

In the winter 1937 of Rover got car off the frozen-over roadway and fell into a ditch. From the relatively light injuries he recovered and his malaria illness, which caught up him again and again, only slow weakened himself Rover additionally. He recovered from it with him a progressive paralysis (“brain softening “) was never and later diagnosed. In the year 1942 it died in the citizens of Berlin Charité. Official cause of death was a pneumonia, but gave it also rumors over a murder or a suicide. In Berlin as also in Oldenburg large funeral celebrations took place.

Carl Rover became 1937 honour citizens of the city Oldenburg. 1942 were renamed the holy spirit route in Oldenburg in Carl Röver-road. After the defeat of Germany and the British crew time renaming was cancelled and the honour citizenry was denied.

To interesting perhaps also know that of Rover grave on the cemetery at the brick yard is not yet gradened, although this takes place more normally automatically with each. A backer, who pays for the extension, does not exist after information of the authorities. Nevertheless this grave is further maintained.


  • Michael Rademacher: Carl Rover, Books on and GmbH, 2000, ISBN 3-8311-0298-8
  • Michael Rademacher: The gau leader Carl Rover and its internal-party personnel policy by the example of the emsländischen circle leaders. In: Emsländi history 9, given change of the association for studies for Emsländi regional history, self-publishing house of the association for studies for Emsländi regional history, 2001, S. 152-169, ISBN 3-88319-211-2
  • Michael Rademacher: The circle leaders of the NSDAP in gau Weser Ems, Tectum publishing house Marburg, 2005, zugl. Osnabrück, Univ. Diss. 2005, ISBN 3-8288-8848-8 (S. 147-161 biography Carl Rover)


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