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Gustav Schwarzenegger

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Gustav Schwarzenegger (17 August 1907 – 13 December 1972) was an Austrian police chief (Gendarmeriekommandant), postal inspector, member of the Sturmabteilung (SA), and military police officer. He was the father of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Biography Gustav Schwarzenegger was born in Austria-Hungary, the son of Cecelia (née Hinterleitner, 1878–1968) and Karl Schwarzenegger (1872–1927). His patrilineal grandfather, Wenzel Mach, was Czech and came from the village of Chocov near Mladá Vožice. Wenzel had a child out of wedlock with Kunigunde Schwarzenegger, and the child was originally named Carl Mach but later adopted his mother's surname, Schwarzenegger. Nazi Party and SA membership According to documents obtained in 2003 from the Austrian State Archives by the Los Angeles Times, Schwarzenegger voluntarily applied to join the Sturmabteilung (SA) on 1 March 1938, eleven days before the country was annexed. Austria became part of Nazi Germany
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