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Adolf Hühnlein (on the right side behind Hitler) 1933 at the ground-breaking ceremony of the Reichsautobahn

Adolf Hühnlein (November 12, 1881 Neustädtlein, Upper Franconia - June 18, 1942, Munich) was a German soldier and Nazi Party official.[1] He was the Korpsführer (Corps Leader) of the National Socialist Motor Corps (NSKK) from 1931 until his death in 1942.[1]

He served in World War I having been decorated with the Iron Cross Second Class and First Class in 1914. Hühnlein was posthumously awarded the German Order on June 22, 1942.

All race car drivers were required to become members of the NSKK. Hühnlein often presented the trophies at German Grand Prix races and made certain Nazi flags and bunting covered the victory tribunes. The most famous race car driver that had to answer to Hühnlein was Bernd Rosemeyer, who drove the Auto Union Silver Arrow. He was considered the best race car driver in the world in 1936.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Askey 2014, p. 167.


  • Askey, Nigel (2014). Operation Barbarossa: The Complete Organisational Statistical Analysis Vol. IIb. Lulu. ISBN 978-1312413269. 

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