Schleswig-Holstein Farmers and Farmworkers Democracy

Schleswig-Holstein Farmers and Farmworkers Democracy (German: Schleswig-Holsteinische Bauern- und Landarbeiterdemokratie) (later known as the Schleswig-Holstein Regional Party (German: Schleswig-Holsteinische Landespartei)) was a regional agrarian political party based in Schleswig-Holstein during the Weimar Republic. The party won a single seat in the 1919 federal election and one in the Free State of Prussia the same year.

A moderate party that leaned towards liberalism, the SHBLD co-operated with the German People's Party in the 1919 elections.[1] However Hinrich Lohse, who was appointed General Secretary of the party in 1920, went on to serve as a Nazi Party official.[2]


  1. ^ Eric Kurlander, The price of exclusion: ethnicity, national identity, and the decline of German liberalism, 1898-1933, Berghahn Books, 2006, p. 185
  2. ^ Ernst Klee, Das Personenlexikon zum Dritten Reich. Wer war was vor und nach 1945. 2. Auflage, Frankfurt a.M. 2007, ISBN 978-3-596-16048-8, p. 378

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