Baroness von Berg

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Baroness von Berg

Post by Peter H » 01 Aug 2007 15:05

Benita von Falkenhayn, also known as Baroness von Berg, had the distinction not only of being one of the last people to be legally beheaded by the heading axe in Germany, but also to have been the first female aristocrat to lose her head to the Nazi New Justice.
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Post by JTG » 01 Aug 2007 21:08

Not in the greatest of taste.. for a Moderator!

(The doll, that is.. grin)

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Post by Peter H » 02 Aug 2007 04:40

Yes,I apologise to all. :(

Benita was the former daughter in law of Erich von Falkenhayn, Prussian Minister of War and Chief of the Imperial German General Staff 1914-1916.

Also Erich von Falkenhayn's only daughter Erika was married to Henning von Tresckow,one of the July 1944 conspirators.

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Post by G:son » 02 Aug 2007 07:24

The controversy of the beheading with an axe, was apparently too much even for Hitler. According to wikipedia, he decreed after this event, that executions should be carried out with the guillotine, or by hanging.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benita_von_Falkenhayn

http://www.coldwarhistory.us/Exhibition ... he_ax.html

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Post by Vikki » 03 Aug 2007 01:04

JTG wrote:Not in the greatest of taste...

(The doll, that is.. grin)
But a lot better than the one of Jeanne d'Arc....A table lamp??? 8O

No apologies, Peter, it's actually a fairly, err....interesting site.

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Post by Vikki » 03 Aug 2007 06:49

By the way, that site has a visitors' poll section for "What you'd like to see in the future," including a choice for WWII. Did anyone else vote? :D

How many new dolls would they have to come out with, to cover the 20 July plot?


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Post by Peter H » 10 Sep 2007 03:29

Further findings here( http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=127110 ) have established that Richard von Falkenhayn was not the son of Erich von Falkenhayn so Benita was not the former daughter in law of the Prussian Minister of War.

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Post by Peter H » 13 Sep 2007 06:44

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Re: Baroness von Berg

Post by von thoma » 11 Jul 2010 16:32

Is Benita von Falkenhayn or Irene von Jena this picture?
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Re: Baroness von Berg

Post by FortWorthGuy » 11 Jul 2010 23:40

According to the "Time" article referenced above, Benita was a blonde.

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Re: Baroness von Berg

Post by von thoma » 13 Jul 2010 03:04

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Baroness Benita von Berg,later von Falkenhayn,in the 20'S.

Photo:http://www.39-45.org/
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Re: Baroness von Berg

Post by von thoma » 06 Aug 2010 19:04

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Two pictures of Benita von Falkenhayn and Jurek von Sosnowski in 1933.


Photo:http://www.ullsteinbild.de/search.php?s ... hayn&date=
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Re: Baroness von Berg

Post by von thoma » 16 Jul 2011 02:46

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Renate von Natzmer executed with Benita von Falkenhayn.


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