Walburga,Furstin zu Sayn-Wittegenstein

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Walburga,Furstin zu Sayn-Wittegenstein

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 15 Mar 2021 06:53

What did Walburga,Furstin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein,mother of Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein of night fighter fame,did during World War II? All I know is that she and her husband Gustav Alexander zu Sayn-Wittgenstein were close together. The question needs to be answered.

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Re: Walburga,Furstin zu Sayn-Wittegenstein

Post by Halfdan S. » 15 Mar 2021 17:42

According to Biographisches Handbuch des Auswärtigen Dienstes 1871-1945, Band 4, the couple seem to have lived in Switzerland after Prins Gustav Alexanders retirement. 1920 he was placed in the einstweiligen Ruhestand, 1930 in the Ruhestand - no party membership or similar is mentioned.

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Re: Walburga,Furstin zu Sayn-Wittegenstein

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 15 Mar 2021 21:20

Thank you for the information. Walburga,Furstin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein was born Walburga von Friesen in Leipzig,Germany in 1885.

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Re: Walburga,Furstin zu Sayn-Wittegenstein

Post by Helge » 25 Mar 2021 20:00

Walburga Feiin von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn (born von Friesen) born July 31, 1885 in Dresden, died May 10, 1969 in Sayn
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Re: Walburga,Furstin zu Sayn-Wittegenstein

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 26 Mar 2021 09:04

It's Walburga von Sayn-Wittgenstein (born von Friesen).

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Re: Walburga,Furstin zu Sayn-Wittegenstein

Post by Halfdan S. » 30 Mar 2021 15:22

Helge is correct - the name is Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn.

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