Born 1912 in Northern Germany. Remer was involved in the rescue of Josef Goebbels during the events of the Himmler-Putsch in 1944, helping the Propaganda Minister escape from Berlin to the safety of Northern Italy. He retired from the army in 1976, joining the Labour Ministry. An ambitious man, Remer is a candidate for one of the top positions in the Government of National Concentration, if he is not bypassed in favour of a younger man. Remer was a close ally of Hans-Ulrich Rudel and Johann von Leers.