Paul von Hindenburg was a #German #politician, soldier and the greatest hero in World War I. In 1914, he defeated the #Russian army in the Battle of Tannenberg and was promoted to the rank of field marshal. Hindenburg was elected to be the President of Germany since 1925. He served as a president for nearly 10 years. However, he appointed Adolf Hitler as a prime minister in 1933, and opened the way for Hitler to "Third Reich".