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Dietrich Eckart
Birth: Mar. 23, 1868
Death: Dec. 23, 1923

German nationalist poet and publicist. Eckart was an early member of the Nazi Party, and saw himself as a mentor to the young Adolf Hitler. Eckart provided the means for Hitler to enter Munich society, and gain power for the Nazis. Eckart coined the phrase "Deutschland Erwache!" ("Germany Awake!"), a rallying cry for the Nazis, and he instituted the use of the term "Fuehrer" ("Leader") for Hitler. Hitler dedicated the second volume of his book "Mein Kampf" ("My Struggle") to Eckart. 

Cause of death: heart failure
 
Burial:
Alter Friedhof
Berchtesgaden
Berchtesgadener Land
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
 
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Record added: Aug 01, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 11369
Dietrich Eckart
Added by: Geoff Walden
 
Dietrich Eckart
Added by: Geoff Walden
 
Dietrich Eckart
Added by: Geoff Walden
 
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