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'''Otto Telschow''' (27 February 1876, [[Wittenberge]], Brandenburg – 31 May 1945), a [[Nazi Germany|German]] [[Nazi Party]] official, was born in [[Wittenberge]] and became a [[Hamburg Police|police]] official in Hamburg. Telschow joined the [[German Social Party (German Empire)|German Social Party]] in 1905. In 1925 he joined the Nazi Party, and was the founder of the regional Nazi newspaper, the ''Niedersachsen-Stürmer''. In October 1928, Telschow was appointed [[Gauleiter]] (regional party leader) of the Nazi party's regional subsection [[Gau Eastern Hanover]], a post he retained until the end of [[World War II]]. Telschow gained more influence after 1935, when the Nazi-party ''Gaue'' usurped the functions of the streamlined German states. In 1930 he was elected to the [[Reichstag (Weimar Republic)|Reichstag]] for the Ost-Hannover electoral district, and remained a member until 1945. He was taken prisoner by the British Army at Lüneburg and committed suicide in prison by slashing his wrists.
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'''Otto Telschow''' (27 February 1876, [[Wittenberge]], [[Brandenburg]] – 31 May 1945), a [[Nazi Germany|German]] [[Nazi Party]] official, was born in [[Wittenberge]] and became a [[Hamburg Police|police]] official in [[Hamburg]]. Telschow joined the [[German Social Party (German Empire)|German Social Party]] in 1905. In 1925 he joined the Nazi Party, and was the founder of the regional Nazi newspaper, the ''Niedersachsen-Stürmer''. In October 1928, Telschow was appointed [[Gauleiter]] (regional party leader) of the Nazi party's regional subsection [[Gau Eastern Hanover]], a post he retained until the end of [[World War II]]. Telschow gained more influence after 1935, when the Nazi-party ''Gaue'' usurped the functions of the streamlined [[States of Germany|German states]]. In 1930 he was elected to the [[Reichstag (Weimar Republic)|Reichstag]] for the Ost-Hannover electoral district, and remained a member until 1945. He was taken prisoner by the British Army at [[Lüneburg]] and committed suicide in prison by slashing his wrists.
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
* Ernst Klee, ''Das Personen-Lexikon zum Dritten Reich.'' Fischer-Taschenbuch-Verlag, Frankfurt-am-Main, 2005, p. 619
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* Ernst Klee, ''Das Personen-Lexikon zum Dritten Reich.'' Fischer-Taschenbuch-Verlag, Frankfurt-am-Main, 2005, p. 619
   
 
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