February 23, 1930

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Horst Ludwig Wessel (October 9, 1907 - February 23, 1930) a German Nazi Party activist and an SA-Sturmführer dies following an assassination attempt on February 14, 1930, where he was shot in the face upon answering his door. He was the author of the lyrics to the song which became the Nazi Party anthem and Germany's co-national anthem from 1933 to 1945. He was made a martyr of the Nazi movement by Joseph Goebbels.


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