August Schirmer (born 16 June 1905 in Celle; died 30 October 1948 in Celle) was a German architect, engineer, elected member of the Reichstag, Central Office Manager in the Amt Rosenberg. From 1939 until 1943 he was head of an antisemitic propaganda publication service and news agency called Welt-Dienst / World-Service / Service Mondial.
Life and work
Schirmer attended a Gymnasium in Celle and studied architecture at the Technische Hochschule Hannover. After 1929, he worked as a foreman at the Prussian Hochbauamt in Torgau. From 1930 to 1933 he was a research assistant at the Hanover University in Hanover and from the winter semester 1935/36 on he served there as a political education lecturer.
In May 1929 he joined the National Socialist German Students' League (NSDStB) and in February 1930 the NSDAP at Hanover. From July 1933 he acted within the party as Gauschulungsleiter and Gaukulturwart in South Hanover Brunswick. In July 1934 he became