Wewelsburg commandant, Manfred von Knobelsdorff

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Wewelsburg commandant, Manfred von Knobelsdorff

Post by mty » 09 Dec 2005 19:54

Any information about him (biography, photo, SS rank)? I only have his name and some information about his personality: he was very interested in Wiligut tradition and shared Himmler's passion of Nordic mythology and Germanic prehistory. Pre 1939 he was kommandant of SS-Schule Haus Wewelsburg and a permanent host of the castle.

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Wewelsburg Kommandant

Post by jv » 09 Dec 2005 23:50

In Der Orden unter dem Totenkopf Heinz Höhne mentions SS-Standartenführer Siegfried Taubert (photo) as the Burgkommandant since 1937. I take it that he was replaced by v. Knobelsdorff. In the same publication Höhne refers to Taubert again as "Stabsführer (Verwalter) des Sicherheitshauptamtes in der Wilhelmstrasse" as a member of Heydrich's SD organisation. jv
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Post by Andreas Schulz » 10 Dec 2005 00:27

Manfred von Knobelsdorff (* 15.06.1892 Heide/Holstein)

07.02.1934 SS-Sturmführer,
09.11.1934 SS-Obersturmführer,
12.02.1935 - 24.01.1938 ”Burghauptmann von Wewelsburg” (SS-Ordensburg),
28.05.1935 SS-Hauptsturmführer (mit Wirkung vom 20.04.1935),
29.01.1936 SS-Sturmbannführer (mit Wirkung vom 30.01.1936),
24.01.1938 SS-Obersturmbannführer (mit Wirkung vom 30.01.1938)

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Post by mty » 10 Dec 2005 02:47

Thank you Andreas of that information! :)

There seem to be a spelling error. Interesting that two different books have his name as v. Knobbelsdorf with two b's. Any other information about him, such as his wartime service and postwar life? He seems to be a very interesting character, a disciple of K.M. Wiligut and belonging to the most closed "spiritual inner circle" of the prewar SS. He was responsible of organizing different rituals and celebrations in Wewelsburg such as weddings, name-giving ceremonies and summer solstices which were also open to Wewelsburg SS garrison and local villagers.

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Post by Derek » 10 Dec 2005 18:23

He is referred to in official SS documents as von Knobelsdorff and Knobelsdorf. I believe the double "ff" version is the correct one.
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Post by Georges JEROME » 10 Dec 2005 19:07

Dienstalterlisten der SS der NSDAP confirm "von Knobelsdorff"


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Burgkommandant Taubert?

Post by jv » 11 Dec 2005 06:08

So where in the chronology of Wewelsburg does Taubert fit in? jv

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Post by Phil Nix » 11 Dec 2005 11:04

jv wrote:So where in the chronology of Wewelsburg does Taubert fit in? jv

Taubert was Burghauptmann der SS Schule "haus Wewelsburg" in Hauptamt Personlicher Stab der RfSS 30.1.1938 - 30.3.45 in succession to von Knobelsdorff.
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Re: Burgkommandant Taubert?

Post by jv » 11 Dec 2005 22:32

Phil Nix wrote:
jv wrote:So where in the chronology of Wewelsburg does Taubert fit in? jv

Taubert was Burghauptmann der SS Schule "haus Wewelsburg" in Hauptamt Personlicher Stab der RfSS 30.1.1938 - 30.3.45 in succession to von Knobelsdorff.
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Thanks, Phil. So Hoehne was wrong (that's unusual). What about Taubert being mentioned as the Verwalter of the Sicherheitshauptamt in the Wilhelmstrasse within Heydrich's organisation? jv

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Post by Phil Nix » 12 Dec 2005 12:59

jv wrote:
Phil Nix wrote:
jv wrote:So where in the chronology of Wewelsburg does Taubert fit in? jv

Taubert was Burghauptmann der SS Schule "haus Wewelsburg" in Hauptamt Personlicher Stab der RfSS 30.1.1938 - 30.3.45 in succession to von Knobelsdorff.
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Thanks, Phil. So Hoehne was wrong (that's unusual). What about Taubert being mentioned as the Verwalter of the Sicherheitshauptamt in the Wilhelmstrasse within Heydrich's organisation? jv

Taubert was Stabsführer der Sicherheitshauptamt 1.11.35 - 30.1.1938 in succession to Carl Oberg
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Re: Wewelsburg commandant, Manfred von Knobelsdorff

Post by Helge » 07 Nov 2012 03:18

Der "Burghauptmann von Wewelsburg", Manfred von Knobelsdorff, im Gespräch mit dem Detmolder Privatforscher Wilhelm Teudt

http://www.westfaelische-geschichte.de/
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Re: Wewelsburg commandant, Manfred von Knobelsdorff

Post by Helge » 07 Nov 2012 03:29

Manfred von Knobelsdorff

Photo : http://deuxiemeguerremondia.forumactif. ... wewelsburg
The website indicates this source: The photos are from the private collection of Prof.. Karl Hüser in his study: "Wewelsburg 1933 bis 1945 - Kult und der Terrorstätte SS Eine Dokumentation" (Verlag Bonifatius - Druckerei Paderborn - 1982 - ISBN 3 87088 534 3).

Thanks to Eddy Marz.

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Re: Wewelsburg commandant, Manfred von Knobelsdorff

Post by Helge » 07 Nov 2012 04:05

Manfred von Knobelsdorff was the brother-in-law of the leader of the SS Office for Racial Questions Richard Walter Darré, whose Office was formally in charge of the Wewelsburg.
Manfred von Knobbelsdorff moved into his apartment in the south wing of the castle, together with his wife Ilse Darré and children, in August 1934.
Manfred von Knobelsdorff born 15 June 1892 in Berlin-Spandau, died 1965.
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