Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1985-0723-500, Alfred Rosenberg

Alfred Rosenberg (January 12th, 1893 - October 16th, 1946) was a Russian-born German theorist and member of the Nazi Party.

He was born in the Russian Empire (in a part that is now in Latvia). He had been in school during WWI. While he had joined the Nazi Party, Hitler himself, did not join until October. in 1923, Rosenberg became the top editor of the Völkischer Beobachter newspapers. Hitler was arrested for Treason in the Beer Hall Putsch but not before he placed Rosenberg in charge of the Nazis. He was not to be overpowering until Hitler was let out of jail. 1929, Rosenberg formed the "Institute for the Study of the Jewish Question" where Jewish influence would be attacked. Rosenberg feared that the Soviet Communists would come after Hitler and declared them evil.

In the early years of WWII, Rosenberg became head of the Hohe Schule, the Centre of National Socialist Ideological and Educational Research. He formed a task force to steal musical instruments and then sent them to Berlin. He became the Reich Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories. As head of the Hohe Schule, Rosenberg contributed to the nazi's racial ladder, placing Nordics at the top and Jews at the bottom. Rosenberg also expressed negative views on Christianity. After the war, Rosenberg was put in the Nuremberg War Trials. The judge found the racial Rosenberg guilty. A day after Hermann Göring killed himself, Rosenberg was hanged. He left behind a daughter named Irene.