State Funerals in the Third Reich

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Re: State Funerals in the Third Reich

Post by goofy » 06 May 2014 10:22

Here is a part of the photo from the Tschammer und Osten funeral. Is it Franz Breithaupt in the picture?
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Re: State Funerals in the Third Reich

Post by Mark Costa » 06 May 2014 12:30

Michal:

Yes that is Breithaupt.

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Re: State Funerals in the Third Reich

Post by goofy » 06 May 2014 14:04

Thank you Mark. I wasn't 100% sure.
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Re: State Funerals in the Third Reich

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 23 Oct 2014 08:04

Günther Korten funeral...


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Re: State Funerals in the Third Reich

Post by Diane » 25 Mar 2015 04:28

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I am seeking information about these funeral photos.
Can anyone identify this event... place, date and deceased ??

http://www.alexierlanger.com/upload/201 ... b5b0a7.jpg

http://www.alexierlanger.com/upload/201 ... b883bc.jpg

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Re: State Funerals in the Third Reich

Post by askropp » 26 Mar 2015 21:18

Obviously the commemorative service for Luigi Drago, the Italian Consul General in Bordeaux, killed by the Résistance on 17 May 1943. The photos are from the possession of notorious Neonazi Alexi Erlanger, who is said to have been Drago's stepson. There seems to be some confusion about when the bombing took place, but in a letter dated 19 May Drago's successor as Acting Consul General wrote that he died on 17 May and that the ceremony would take place on 20 May. I would assume that Drago's remains were subsequently taken home to Italy (see the link below).

http://bordeaux3945.forumaquitaine.com/ ... alie-a-bdx
Er ist wieder da. Aber auch dieses Mal wird er nicht siegen!

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Re: State Funerals in the Third Reich

Post by jeffhan373 » 27 Mar 2015 01:06

I wonder who had the last state funeral held during the Third Reich. The latest I have found is that of SS-Gruppenführer Josef Fitzthum, which took place in Vienna on January 20, 1945. The VB ran a very detailed article on this ceremony called "Der Reichsgau Wien nimmt Abschied von Josef Fitzthum" in its edition of January 21, 1945. (photo attached).

Btw, Hitler specifically ordered no state funeral for Roland Freisler. His death received almost no mention in the German press - one line on the front page of a February 1945 VB is all I've seen.
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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 27 Mar 2015 16:27

If I remember correctly, the last state funeral was held for Wolfgang Lüth, U-boat ace?

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Re: State Funerals in the Third Reich

Post by jeffhan373 » 27 Mar 2015 20:23

Well, technically not a Third Reich state funeral, since Lueth's death took place after the Third Reich and its creator had expired. But I take your point: clearly a Third Reich era funeral. I'm surprised that Dönitz got the British to go along with this, even to the extent of having a swastika draped coffin...

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Re: State Funerals in the Third Reich

Post by lbg376 » 30 Mar 2015 03:27

Jeffhan373,

I apologize for making an off-topic post, but in a post I found through google you mentioned having a photo of Goebbels with a Cossack sword presented to him by the "Großdeutschland" Division. My grandfather came home from the war with a Cossak sword he said belonged to Goebbels that he got off a train near Brenner Pass. Would it be possible for you to post or send me that photo. I've been trying to find a way to authenticate the swords origin.

Thanks!

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Re: State Funerals in the Third Reich

Post by tigre » 27 Jan 2016 22:55

Hello to all :D; a little complement...........................................

Leopold von Hoesch 1936.

Source: http://www.ebay.de/itm/2-Fotoalben-fruh ... 1106910517

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Re: State Funerals in the Third Reich

Post by Pitino » 16 Mar 2016 00:13

This was not a state funeral, but it was a party funeral:

-(29. 6. 1943)

Hitler ordered the "Parteibegräbnis" for HDL Fritz Schmidt.

Schmidt was killed the day before!!! If Schmidt had lived a little longer he may have been named Reichskommissar in Belgien ????? Apparently, Schmidt had returned to his Generalkommissar post via the Führerhauptquartier on (February 6, 1943) boasting to co-workers & friends about his supposed imminent appointment to the Reichskommissar in Belgien. It was not to be!!!!

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Re: State Funerals in the Third Reich

Post by Pitino » 11 Apr 2016 22:48

Mark Costa wrote:Brillantenträger --
Walter Nowotny was given a state funeral in Vienna in November 1944.
Helmut Lent was given a state funeral from the Reichschancellery in August 1944.


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Major Nowotny was afforded the Wien Staatsbegräbnis on November 14, 1944.

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Re: State Funerals in the Third Reich

Post by jillsivertson » 13 Apr 2016 16:05

Jeffhhan373- I believeve you're right. Josef Fitzthum's state funeral is the last one that I've been able to find. If someone knows of another to be the last state funeral of the Third Reich I'd be very interested in that information.

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Re: State Funerals in the Third Reich

Post by THE AWFUL EGG » 02 May 2016 02:03

[quote="askropp"]Obviously the commemorative service for Luigi Drago, the Italian Consul General in Bordeaux, killed by the Résistance on 17 May 1943. The photos are from the possession of notorious Neonazi Alexi Erlanger, who is said to have been Drago's stepson. There seems to be some confusion about when the bombing took place, but in a letter dated 19 May Drago's successor as Acting Consul General wrote that he died on 17 May and that the ceremony would take place on 20 May. I would assume that Drago's remains were subsequently taken home to Italy (see the link below).

[url]http://bordeaux3945.forumaquitaine.com/ ... alie-a-bdx[/url][/quote]


alexi never mentioned very much on either his father in Moscow in the Russian imperial army divorced from his mother , or his step father luigi. all he said was his step father had died. he and his mom lived within a two mile radius from me. didn't know him but have all his papers and fotos . interesting to find out the demise of drago. alexi had temporarily worked as an interpreter for drago at the Italian consulate in Bordeaux.

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