Record Type: Photograph
Photograph #: 45306
Caption: Portrait of Reichschatzmeister Franz Xaver Schwarz.
One of a collection of portraits included in a 1939 calendar of Nazi officials.
Biography: Franz Xaver Schwarz (1875-1947) was Treasurer of the Nazi Party. Schwarz was born and educated to a high school level in Guenzburg. Serving as a military clerk and a municipal official in Munich before serving in World War I, Schwarz joined the Nazi Party in 1922. He was part of the Old Guard from Hitler's early days in Munich. By 1925 he assumed his role as National Treasurer of the Nazi Party. Elected to the Reichstag as a representative of Franconia in 1933, Schwarz was named a Reich Leader in 1935. Honored with the rank of SS-Obergruppenfuhrer in 1943, Schwarz died in an internment camp in 1947. He was posthumously classified as a Major Offender by a Munich de-Nazification court in 1948.
[Source: Wistrich, Robert. "Who's Who in Nazi Germany." Routledge, 1995.]
Photo Designation: NAZI OFFICIALS/PERSONALITIES OF THE THIRD REICH -- Gauleiter Calendar Portraits
Keyword: ABADI (MARCEL) NETWORK, CALENDARS, CLOSE-UPS, NAZI OFFICIALS, SCHWARZ, FRANZ XAVER
Photo Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Provenance: Geoffrey Giles
Photo Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Geoffrey Giles