Bormann, Gerda (1909–1946)

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Bormann, Gerda (1909–1946)

German Nazi. Name variations: Mrs. Martin Bormann. Born Gerda Buch in 1909; died of cancer in Merano, Italy, Mar 22, 1946; dau. of Walter Buch (chair of Nazi Party Court); married Martin Bormann (1900–1945, member of Hitler's inner circle), 1929; children: 10.

Personable and committed to the ideals of National Socialism, supported husband both personally and ideologically as a model Nazi wife, even giving her blessing to his choosing a mistress; was particularly militant on the "Jewish Question"; began career as a kindergarten teacher.