Gustav Schwarzenegger

Gustav Schwarzenegger

Austrian Police Chief
Born Aug 17, 1907

Gustav Schwarzenegger was an Austrian police chief (Gendarmeriekommandant), postal inspector, a senior non-commissioned military police officer, who later became notable as the father of bodybuilder, Hollywood star and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger.… Read More

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1907 Birth Born on August 17, 1907.


1930 22 Years Old Schwarzenegger had served in the Austrian Army from 1930 to 1937, achieving the rank of section commander and in 1937 he became a police officer.


1938 30 Years Old According to documents obtained in 2003 from the Austrian State Archives by the Los Angeles Times, which was after the expiration of a 30-year seal of his records under Austrian privacy law, Gustav Schwarzenegger voluntarily applied to join the Nazi Party on March 1, 1938, two weeks before the country was annexed. … Read More
1939 31 Years Old 1 More Event
He also applied to become a member of the Sturmabteilung (SA), the NSDAP's paramilitary wing, on May 1, 1939, the year after the annexation of Austria, at a time when SA membership was declining. … Read More
1942 34 Years Old Wounded in action in Russia in August 22, 1942, he had the Iron Cross First and Second Classes for bravery, the Eastern Front Medal (during the especially bitter Russian winter of '41/'42) or the Wound Badge.
1944 36 Years Old Schwarzenegger appears to have received much medical attention, ini­tially, he was treated in the mil­i­tary hos­pi­tal in Lodz, but accord­ing to the records he also suf­fered recur­ring bouts of malaria, which led to his dis­charge in Feb­ru­ary, 1944, considered unfit for combat duties, when he returned to Graz, Austria, where he was assigned to work as a postal inspector. … Read More
1945 37 Years Old Gustav Schwarzenegger, the father of Arnold Schwarzenegger, married war widow Aurelia Jadrny (July 29, 1922 - August 2, 1998) on October 5, 1945, in Mürzsteg, Steiermark, Austria. … Read More
1947 39 Years Old He resumed his police career in 1947.


1972 65 Years Old Died on December 1, 1972.
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