Gustav Schwarzenegger Biography
(Father of Arnold Schwarzenegger.)
Birthday: August 17, 1907 (Leo)
Born In: Austria-Hungary
Gustav Schwarzenegger, father of actor-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger, was an Austrian born police commandant who was also a postal inspector. He served in the military and was part of the German Army during the World War II. Although there is still much speculation surrounding his exact role in the Nazi regime, research has shown that Gustav was a Nazi storm trooper, being a voluntary member of the SA or the German assault division, which had a major contribution in Hitler’s rise to power. His life and work have been a constant talking point in the media especially in 2003, when Arnold was running for the post of Governor of California. As a parent, he was known to be authoritarian and tough. According to friends of Arnold, Gustav was a dominating father who valued discipline above everything and was not very supportive of Arnold’s pursuit of bodybuilding and weightlifting. He wished for his sons to be strong and took great pride in teaching them how to fight and compete in athletic matches against one another.