Maretzki, Oskar

   politician; broke in 1924 with the German People's Party* (DVP) in a vain attempt to reorganize the National Liberal Party (NLP). He was born in Breslau. His studies resulted in a doctorate in law. In 1909 he entered the municipal civil service* and advanced in 1918 to Burger-meister of Berlin-Lichtenberg. Representing the DVP, he was elected to the National Assembly* in 1919 and the Reichstag* in 1920. With Kurt von Lers-ner,* who shared his enmity toward Gustav Stresemann,* he sponsored an abor-tive campaign in 1924 to drop the Foreign Minister as Party chairman. When this failed, he attempted to reestablish the NLP. He soon switched to the DNVP and held a seat in the Prussian Landtag during 1925-1928. In 1937 he joined the NSDAP.
   REFERENCES:Max Schwarz, MdR.

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