Blaum, Kurt

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Blaum, Kurt Gender: M
Kurt Fritz Johannes Blaum
born on 10 April 1884 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Strasbourg, France, 48n35, 7e45
Timezone LMT m7e45 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 20°57' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 20°22 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 27°21'

Kurt Blaum (1946)
photo: CDU, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de


German politician who developed the so-called "Strasbourg system" of social welfare. He was Mayor of Hanau from 29 December 1921 to 31 May 1933. He belonged to the German Democratic Party, and on 1 April 1933 was put on leave because of his anti-Nazi attitude. On 28 December he retired. Blaum then worked as a business consultant.

On 2 April 1945, he was employed by the American military government once again as Mayor of Hanau. On 4 July 1945, he was appointment as Acting Mayor of Frankfurt am Main. During his tenure, the beginning of the reconstruction, the security of supply of the population and the development of a functioning city administration were in the foreground. On 25 July 1946 he was defeated as a candidate in the mayoral election.

He died on 26 November 1970 in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate n°1041 from the online Bas-Rhin departmental archives, image 228/324: "Vormittags um elf Uhr" (eleven o'clock in the forenoon).


  • Vocation : Business : Consultant
  • Vocation : Politics : Candidate and lost
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (German Democratic Party)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office