Frau Jodl

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Frau Jodl

Post by fdewaele » 25 Aug 2003 19:57

At the time of his execution Alfred Jodl was married to a much younger woman. (a former secretary I believe)

Has someone any info about her life pre and post execution of her husband?

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Post by Reader3000 » 25 Aug 2003 21:03

All I know about her is that she stood in front of the prison where her husband was held and waved him each evening with a white scarf.

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Post by USAF1986 » 26 Aug 2003 01:49

Alfred Jodl married Irma von Bullion in 1913. She died in early 1944 from pneumonia in Königsberg while awaiting spinal surgery. Later that year, he married his long-time admirer Luise Katharina von Benda.

Luise was born on 10 September 1905 in Rubkow, Pomerania. After her schooling in Potsdam and Berlin, she was employed in 1926 as a secretary in the Reich Defense Ministry. She later served as the secretary of General der Artillerie Ludwig Beck and then Generaloberst Franz Halder, successive Chiefs of the Army General Staff. In May 1941, she transferred to the German embassy in Rome and worked with the military attaché staff headed by Generalleutnant (later General der Infanterie) Enno von Rintelen. From September 1943, she served on Oberstleutnant Johann Jandl's German Armed Forces Liaison Staff at Mussolini’s headquarters at Lake Garda. She returned to Berlin in October 1944 and was employed in the Prisoner of War Department of the German Red Cross. In 1948, she was employed by the Institute of International Law at the University of Munich.

In 1976, Luise Jodl published the book Jenseits des Ende—Leben und Sterben des Generaloberst Alfred Jodl (Beyond the End—Life and Death of Generaloberst Alfred Jodl), the source of this biographical sketch.

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Luise Jodl

Post by BLACK NIGHT » 26 Aug 2003 16:00

Here are two pics of Luise Jodl
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Post by Wilfried Abenaschon » 27 Aug 2003 00:06

Is she still alive?

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 25 Sep 2010 06:22

She died in 1988...

Just got the book and started reading it....have to take a break from just digging through dry documenst :D

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 25 Sep 2010 15:34

By the way, was the mentioned OTL i.G. Jandl related to the GM d.Pol. Johann Jandl?

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Re: Frau Jodl

Post by Shadowman » 24 Oct 2011 00:14

Apparently Frau Jodl died in 1998.

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Post by Helge » 24 Oct 2011 06:20

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Sota ei päätä kuka on oikeassa, vain sen että kuka on jäljellä.
War does not decide who is right but only those who are left.

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Re: Frau Jodl

Post by Heimatschuss » 24 Oct 2011 09:47

Hello,

Luise Jodl, nee von Benda, died Jan 26, 1998 in Unterhaching (Bavaria).

Source:
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Vol.21, p.10; Jensen Publications; Pleasant Grove, Utah; 2005
http://tinyurl.com/6754sch

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Post by Helge » 24 Oct 2011 10:08

Telegrams from Luise Jodl to Harry S. Truman, October 12, 1946, Official File, Truman Papers, Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum & Library
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Sota ei päätä kuka on oikeassa, vain sen että kuka on jäljellä.
War does not decide who is right but only those who are left.

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Post by Helge » 13 Oct 2012 03:41

1945 : Frau Jodl, wife of Col Gen Alfred Johl, Chief of Staff of the German Army talks with his counsel Prof Franz Exner.

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Sota ei päätä kuka on oikeassa, vain sen että kuka on jäljellä.
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Post by Helge » 24 Oct 2012 18:45

Jan-Hendrik wrote:She died in 1988...

Just got the book and started reading it....have to take a break from just digging through dry documenst :D

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Error: Luise died in 1998

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Sota ei päätä kuka on oikeassa, vain sen että kuka on jäljellä.
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Post by Helge » 24 Oct 2012 18:57

The first wife of Alfred Jodl:

Irma, Gräfin von Bullion

Aachen 16.08.1885 Königsberg 17.04.1944
Sota ei päätä kuka on oikeassa, vain sen että kuka on jäljellä.
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Re: Frau Jodl

Post by Fides Germania » 01 Apr 2017 09:27

Hi,
we all seem to have a dearth of information on this remarkable woman. Imagine being a lone German (hostile enemy) and a woman to boot facing off these Allied bigwigs - who really could not give a stuff as long as Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt's, 50,000 German Officers/Leaders were knocked off. See the Crimea meeting where this was discussed.
We need to do her the honor of knowing her postwar story as she seems to be one of the special ones like Ilse Hess, Johanna Wolf, Winifred Wagner, Paula Hitler,Sister Pia, Emmy Goring, Gertrude Sholtz-Klink and Dr. Jutta Rüdiger to name a few off the top of my head. They all opposed the Allies by their silence or occasionally like Frau Jodl quite vehemently.
One of my favorites is Johanna Wolf, Hitlers personal secretary from as early a 1923. She finally joined the Party in 1930 approx. When been chased after the war by a multitude of papers and magazines offering as if an auction ever higher amounts for her story - she lived close to poverty - she refused any amount of money for an interview with the statement; "My job was to be the Chiefs personal secretary, this implies his trust in me to keep his affairs personal!"
So back to Frau Luise. If anyone has any info, perhaps from her book, my German, Italian and French are rudimentary, please share. Or if same on any of the other ladies who proved themselves after the war likewise.
Thanks
Rob

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