German royals in the Waffen SS

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German royals in the Waffen SS

Post by Panzermahn » 10 Apr 2004 06:01

How many Germans with royal blood or noblemen such as counts, dukes, electors, viscounts, barons, in the Waffen SS?

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Post by Hagall » 10 Apr 2004 13:12

Allgemeine SS

Prinz/Fürst:

von Hohenzollern-Emden
von Mecklenburg
von Hessen

Graf:

von Schulenburg
von Rödern
von Stachwitz
von Bassewitz-Bahr
von Pfeil-Burghaus
von dem Bach-Zelewski
von Alvensleben
von Treuenfeld

Freiherr:

von Reitzenstein
von Malsen-Ponickau
von Goltz
von Planitz
von Keudell
von Nathusius
von Podbielski

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Post by Panzermahn » 12 Apr 2004 11:39

Thanks for the list, Hagall,

didn't knew that the Waffen/Allegmeine SS attracted the nobility too

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Post by Marcus » 12 Apr 2004 12:11

panzermahn,

There was a concentrated effort to attract the nobility to the SS, it didn't just happen.

/Marcus

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Post by Phil Nix » 13 Apr 2004 10:41

Marcus Wendel wrote:panzermahn,

There was a concentrated effort to attract the nobility to the SS, it didn't just happen.

/Marcus
Looks like the most important royal is not listed SS Obergruppenführer Josias Erbprinz zu Waldeck-Pyrmont. His mother was Bathildis von Schaumberg-Lippe, she had three sisters. Marie married Wilhelm King of Wurttemburg. Emma who married the King of Netherlands, her daughter became Queen Wilhelmina. Helene married Leopold son of Englands Queen Victoria, her daughter married Prince Alexander of Teck brother of the later Queen Mary of England So Waldeck was very well connected.
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 13 Apr 2004 13:36

Hi Philmil,
the relationships are to be continued:
Josias Waldeck-Pyrmont married Altburg Herzogin von Oldenburg (* 19.05. 1903 Oldenburg; daughter of the last reigning grand duke Friedrich August von Oldenburg ; sister of the later SA-Standartenführer Nikolaus Erbgroßherzog von Oldenburg).
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Post by General » 13 Apr 2004 18:30

philmil wrote:
Marcus Wendel wrote:panzermahn,

There was a concentrated effort to attract the nobility to the SS, it didn't just happen.

/Marcus
Looks like the most important royal is not listed SS Obergruppenführer Josias Erbprinz zu Waldeck-Pyrmont. His mother was Bathildis von Schaumberg-Lippe, she had three sisters. Marie married Wilhelm King of Wurttemburg. Emma who married the King of Netherlands, her daughter became Queen Wilhelmina. Helene married Leopold son of Englands Queen Victoria, her daughter married Prince Alexander of Teck brother of the later Queen Mary of England So Waldeck was very well connected.
Philmil
In 1937 Queen Wilhelmina's daughter Juliana married with Bernhard zu Lippe-Biesterfeld. Bernard was the elder son of Prince Bernhard von Lippe and Baroness Armgard von Sierstorpff-Cramm. Before he was married with Juliana he was member of the SS (not Waffen SS).

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