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A number of presidential offices have existed in Germany since the fall of the monarchies in 1918. During the 1919-1933 Weimar Republic the head of state was the President of Germany (German: Reichspräsident). Upon the death of Paul von Hindenburg in August 1934 the office was left vacant, with Adolf Hitler becoming head of state as Führer und Reichskanzler.


Weimar Republic (1919–1933)

Status
  Acting President
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office
President of the Reich (Reichspräsident)
1 Friedrich Ebert Friedrich Ebert
(1871–1925)
11 February 1919 28 February 1925
(died in office)
SPD
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1969-008A-07, Hans Luther Hans Luther
(1879–1962)
28 February 1925 12 March 1925 Non-partisan
Bundesarchiv Bild 102-12279, Walter Simons Walter Simons
(1861–1937)
12 March 1925 12 May 1925 Non-partisan
2 Bundesarchiv Bild 183-C06886, Paul v Hindenburg General Field Marshal
Paul von Hindenburg
(1847–1934)
12 May 1925 until
2 August 1934
(died in office)
Non-partisan

Nazi Germany (1933–)

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-C06886, Paul v Hindenburg Reichspräsident since
12 May 1925
2 August 1934
(died in office)
Non-partisan
General Field Marshal
Paul von Hindenburg
(1847–1934)
60px Führer und Reichskanzler 2 August 1934 -- NSDAP
Adolf Hitler
(1889–)