Otto Liman von Sanders

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Otto Liman von Sanders

Post by Winston Smith » 07 Nov 2006 23:33

Does anyone have any biographical information about this WWI general?

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Post by Chris Dale » 09 Nov 2006 20:33

Hi Winston,
Here's a good place to start-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Liman_von_Sanders
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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 23 Mar 2007 10:17

Account vo v.Sanders on Gallipoli in German Language:

http://www.stahlgewitter.com/erlebnisbe ... anders.htm

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Post by Tosun Saral » 07 Sep 2007 16:47

A portrait of von Sanders in Turkish Fieldmarshalls uniform by German artist Kurt Scheiner in 1915
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Post by VEDAT » 25 Sep 2007 19:15

Find the book of him, with the title: Five years Turkey - Liman von Sanders, here the turkish version of his historical book:
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Post by Tosun Saral » 30 Sep 2007 20:33

ACCUSE LIMAN VON SANDERS Turkish Officers Demand His Removal for Incompetence. Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES. BUCHAREST, Aug. 22, (Dispatch to The London Times. -- Owing to the failure of General Liman yon Sanders to carry out an attack on the 6th, which was repulsed with enormous losses, the Turkish officers denounce, him as incapable and demand his removal. Tile (,erman officers, however, defend their chief and an acrimonious controversy is proceeding. A{any junior Turkish officers are reported to have displayed cowardice in recent engagements, and several have ! been shot bY their German superior officers. MR. KREBS OF NEW YORK Says He Represented American Interests in Berlin Ihterview. Franz -/ugo Irms. whose interview 'ith the German Chancellor, Dr. yon Bethmann-Hollweg, was printed in Sunday's news section, writes to THZ Ti[rs that, although he is a native of Boston, for the last four years lie has lived in lew York. A{r. I{;'ebs adds that he went to Berlin representing An]erican newspaper interests and did not represent Gernan-American interests.
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Re: Otto Liman von Sanders

Post by Lucas Kirsten » 18 Feb 2013 18:26

Otto Liman von Sanders was my grandmother's (Marianne von Watzdorf-Kirsten) godfather and great uncle. Marianne was the daughter of Lukas Kirsten a major in the Imperial Army who fought in numerous battles including the Boxer Rebellion but was killed in 1917 on the French lines. Otto Liman von Sanders was my great great grandmother's (Gertrude Liman) brother. My family for generations hid the fact that the Liman's were Jewish. During WWII, they paid other family members with food and money not to turn them in. I suspect and am still researching that Otto was not born Liman but rather Liepmann or at least his father was born Liepmann. The name was shortened in order to hide the Jewish heritage. Kaiser Wilhelm II granted him German nobility by giving him the name von Sanders. von Sanders was his wife's maiden name. If anyone has any sources that says his father was indeed Isaac Liepmann, please post. Thank you
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Re: Otto Liman von Sanders

Post by Chris Dale » 18 Feb 2013 20:03

Thanks for posting here with that unique bit of family history!

:welcome:

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Re: Otto Liman von Sanders

Post by Glenn2438 » 18 Feb 2013 22:59

Please see this earlier thread regarding General v. Liman.

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http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=103691

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Re: Otto Liman von Sanders

Post by Lucas Kirsten » 19 Feb 2013 04:12

Thank you, Glenn. I have seen that before, but the link that is listed as another source is not working. I was excited when I first saw it.

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Re: Otto Liman von Sanders

Post by Tosun Saral » 19 Feb 2013 12:41

:welcome:
:welcome:
:welcome:
3 x well come Lucas. It is nice to find you.

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Re: Otto Liman von Sanders

Post by jonv » 20 Feb 2013 04:03

Lucas Kirsten - please try this link on Liman von Sanders' military career:

http://home.comcast.net/~jcviser/aok/liman.htm

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Re: Otto Liman von Sanders

Post by Lucas Kirsten » 21 Feb 2013 06:21

Thank you for the welcomes. I have found proof that Liepmann was changed to Liman. It is documented in a book entitled The Berlin Jewish Community: Enlightenment, Family and Crisis, 1770-1830.

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