Kurt Dietrich (born 30 August 1935) is a prominent member of the Nazi Party. He became 3rd Führer and 28th Chancellor of the German Reich, succeeding Baldur von Schirach after his death in 1974. He was the last leader of Nazi Germany. On October 2nd 1990, soldiers of the Socialist Republic of Germany's Rotfrontkämpferbund marched on Munich, the last stronghold of Nazism and major city of South Germany. Dietrich chose to surrender to the North Germans and was arrested on 3 October. Placed on trial for war crimes, Dietrich was convicted of crimes against peace, but was acquitted of crimes against humanity, as he played no part in the persecution of Jews that occurred in earlier years. (By Dietrich's time as Chancellor all death camps had been closed and institutionalised persecution was gradually written out of law by his predecessor, von Schirach)
Dietrich was imprisoned for five years before he was released in 1995. He quietly retired to Vienna, where he currently lives.
Kurt Dietrich is the only Nazi leader to have been born after the Nazi Party first gained power in 1933.