Linus Kather

Linus Kather (* 22. September 1893 in pro customs/East Prussia, † 10. March 1983 in Stühlingen) was a German politician (CDU, starting from 1954 GB/BHE, late NPD)

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lives and occupation

Linus Kather was war kriegsfreiwilliger in the First World War. 1918 it closed its study of the jurisprudence with the graduation to the Dr. jur. off. Starting from 1920 he was an attorney and notary in king mountain. After driving out 1945 it established itself in Hamburg as an attorney.

a party

from 1920 to 1933 was Kather member of the central party. It belonged 1945 to the joint founders of the CDU in Hamburg. From 1950 to 1953 it was member of the CDU Federal Administration and 1953 also chairman of the so-called. “Regional organization or Neisse”. In the controversy over the refugee politics Kather changed, to 15. June 1954 to the GB/BHE over. He accused Konrad Adenauer to abuse the refugees of homeland only as “being correct cattle”. 1959 it became North-Rhine/Westphalian regional chairmen of the GB/BHE.

From protest against the fusion with the DP left it the GB/BHE. End of the 1960er years joined it the NPD, for which it stood as a candidate to 1969 unsuccessfully to the German Bundestag. Starting from 1970 Kather led the NPD close organizations action Germany and action resistance, which against the new east politics were directed.


from 1930 to 1933 was Kather of only city delegates of the central party in king mountain.

Kather belonged to the Hamburgi citizenry from 1946 to 1949. 1947 /48 it was member of the zone adviser of the British zone of occupation. Was from 1949 to 1957 Dr. Kather of Members of the Bundestag. From 1949 to its withdrawal from the CDU it led the committee of the Bundestag for refugees of homeland. Of 24. July 1954 up to 13. September 1955 he was deputy leader of the parliamentary group of the GB/BHE.

refugee work

Kather created 1945 the “emergency community of the East German”. From 1951 to 1958 he was a chairman of the federation of the refugees.


  • a right of all Germans, Frankfurt/Main, 1959
  • the deprivation of power of the refugees, 2 volumes, Munich and Vienna, 1964/65
  • Halali in East Prussia. Memories of a robbed country, Vaduz, 1978
  • of right ways? Processes, Esslingen, 1982


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