Franz Hofer Net Worth

Franz Hofer Net Worth is
$3 Million

Franz Hofer Biography

Franz Hofer (November 27, 1902 in Bad Hofgastein – February 18, 1975 in Mülheim an der Ruhr) was, in the time of the Third Reich, the Nazi Gauleiter of the Tyrol and Vorarlberg. As the Nazi party chief for the Tirol/Vorarlberg province he was the most powerful figure in the region. As the area's supreme Nazi, Hofer dealt directly with Hitler or with the Führer's deputy, Martin Bormann. Hofer was not only the party chief but the Reichskommissar in charge of the Tirol-Vorarlberg defences. His region embraced much of the suspected National Redoubt. Indeed Hofer might well be considered the father of the Redoubt.Born to a Bad Hofgastein hotelkeeper, Hofer went to the Volksschule-Realschule in Innsbruck and in 1922 began a career as a freelance salesman. In September 1931, he joined the NSDAP. He very quickly rose in the Party, becoming District Leader in April 1932, and in July of the same year acting Gauleiter of the Tyrol. Only four months later, on 27 November 1932 – Hofer's thirtieth birthday – he was promoted to Gauleiter of the Tyrol.For his activities in the Nazi Party, which was banned in Austria, Hofer was arrested in June 1933 and sentenced by a Tyrolean court to two years in prison. On 30 August 1933, however, four armed SA men broke into Hofer's prison cell by force and freed him. He fled the prison amid gunfire, which wounded him. He made it to Italy, however, and only a few weeks later gave a speech at the Nuremberg Party Congress from his stretcher.In early 1937 – Hofer had by now recovered from his gunshot wounds – he became leader of the "Leaders' and Members' Political Gathering Place for Austrians in Germany", with a job in Berlin.After Anschluss, he was once again appointed the Gauleiter of the Tyrol and Vorarlberg. In the same year, he was given the function of ministerial adviser and the rank of NSKK Obergruppenführer. On 1 September 1940 he was furthermore made the governor (Reichsstatthalter) of the Reichsgau of Tyrol-Vorarlberg.After Italy forsook the Axis Powers, Hofer was chosen on 10 September 1943 to be the Supreme Commissar in the Operation Zone of the Alpine Foothills (consisting of the neighbouring Italian provinces of Belluno, South Tyrol and Trentino joined to his own Reichsgau of Tyrol-Vorarlberg).Gauleiter Hofer was an accomplished marksman who often competed in regional and national shooting matches. In 1944 Hofer won a shooting competition in the city of Bozen, qualifying him for the national competition which was held in Innsbruck that year. Using a specially crafted 22 cal Mauser rifle (serial #300354) Hofer finished 7th.In November 1944, Hofer suggested in a memorandum to Adolf Hitler that an "Alpenfestung" ("Alpine Fortress") ought to be built up in the heart of the Alps as Nazi Germany's last bastion. Apparently Hitler's secretary Martin Bormann only brought this document to the Führer's attention early the next year, leading to Hofer's being called to Hitler's Berlin bunker only on 12 April

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Quick Facts

Date Of Birth1902-11-27
Weightabout 155 pounds
ProfessionCamera Department, Cinematographer


Camera Department

Die Fledermaus1972TV Movie camera operator
Hauptsache Ferien1972camera operator
Die Ofarims1967TV Movie assistant camera
Ludwig van Beethoven - Sinfonie Nr. 6 in F-dur, Pastorale1967TV Movie assistant camera
Emil and the Detectives1964camera operator
Erzähl mir nichts1964camera operator
Don Carlos - Infant von Spanien1963TV Movie camera operator
Freundschaftsspiel1963TV Movie assistant camera
Question 71961camera operator
Agatha, laß das Morden sein!1960camera operator
Brainwashed1960camera operator
Die Frau am dunklen Fenster1960camera operator
Bezaubernde Arabella1959camera operator
Jacqueline1959camera operator
Tales of the Vikings1959TV Series camera operator - 1 episode
People in the Net1959camera operator
...und nichts als die Wahrheit1958camera operator
Escape from Sahara1958camera operator
Der tolle Bomberg1957camera operator
Das Mädchen ohne Pyjama1957camera operator
Sand, Love and Salt1957camera operator
Pulverschnee nach Übersee1956camera operator
Ballerina1956camera operator
Waltz King1955camera operator
Oberarzt Dr. Solm1955camera operator
Glückliche Reise1954camera operator
König der Manege1954camera operator
Bei Dir war es immer so schön1954camera operator
A Love Story1954camera operator
Jonny rettet Nebrador1953camera operator
Der Mann in der Wanne1952camera operator
Der fidele Bauer1951camera operator


Der Zigeunerbaron1975
Violon Concerto1974Short
Zigeunerliebe1974TV Movie
Great Performances1971TV Series 1 episode
Mozart - Sinfonie Nr. 33 in B-dur1970Short
Mozart - Sinfonie Nr. 39 in Es-dur1970Short
Kiss Me Monster1969
Sadist Erotica1969: in Spanish version - uncredited in Spanish version, uncredited
Im Schloß der blutigen Begierde1968
Die Hexe1954

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