Sons of the famous killed in Der Krieg

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Re: Sons of the famous killed in Der Krieg

Post by Moltke d. J. » 13 Mar 2008 11:38

Käthe Kollwitz, artist (Pour le Mérite, civil class)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%A4the_Kollwitz
Kollwitz lost her youngest son Peter on the battlefield [Flanders] in World War I in October of 1914. By the end of the year she had made drawings for a monument to Peter and his fallen comrades; she destroyed the monument in 1919, and began again in 1925. The memorial, entitled The Grieving Parents, was finally completed and placed in the Belgian cemetery of Roggevelde in 1932. Later, when Peter's grave was moved to the nearby Vladslo German war cemetery, the statues were also moved.
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Re: Sons of the famous killed in Der Krieg

Post by jonv » 16 Mar 2008 00:50

Max von Prittwitz und Gaffron's son Erdmann is listed as KIA on 23 May 1918, don't know the unit.

Bruno von Mudra's son Herbert served with 27th Aviation Det and later Leib-Garde Rgt Nr 115, don't believe his was KIA though

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Post by Peter H » 23 Jan 2009 14:46

Chancellor Bethmann-Hollweg's eldest son was killed on the Eastern Front 1915.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.h ... 946496D6CF

Has anyone a record of a young Leutnant von Bethmann-Hollweg in the cavalry?

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Post by Moltke d. J. » 27 Jan 2009 19:52

jonv wrote: Bruno von Mudra's son Herbert served with 27th Aviation Det and later Leib-Garde Rgt Nr 115, don't believe his was KIA though
From GHdA 17(1958)
Herbert Emil Bruno v. Mudra, * Berlin 22.12.1887, + Bad Kissingen 6.1.1945 , Oberst u. Wehrbezirks-Kmdr.
Btw. his unlucky son: Herbert Bruno Maximilian Alexander, * Frankfurt a.M. 5.4.1924, KIA b. Bremervörde 2.5.1945, Lt. im Pz.-Gren.-Rgt 115
Peter H wrote:Chancellor Bethmann-Hollweg's eldest son was killed on the Eastern Front 1915.
Negative. His only son, from GHdA 20(1959) and 135(2004):
August Felix v. Bethmann-Hollweg, * Potsdam 20.1.1898, + Altenhof bei Eckernförde 9.5.1972

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Re: Sons of the famous killed in Der Krieg

Post by Peter H » 28 Jan 2009 00:26

Thanks thats interesting.The New York Times report was then false.However the myth is repeated in a recent book I was reading published in 2003. :(

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Post by Moltke d. J. » 28 Jan 2009 01:50

It might be a different 'von Bethmann-Hollweg' (I doubt it, although I only looked for Theobald's son, but the family is rather small, having been ennobled in 1840 or so). It could also be propaganda, a hoax or just a mistake. If need be, I could check other family members.

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Tutschek

Post by Peter H » 07 May 2009 01:55

Peter H wrote:Does anyone know if Hauptmann Adolf Ritter von Tutschek was related to Generalmajor Ludwig Ritter von Tutschek?

http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/germany/tutschek.php
Nice photo of Tutschek

From Deruelle, http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=2515&st=280
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Re: Sons of the famous killed in Der Krieg

Post by SVLyncker » 23 Dec 2010 05:11

I have some information regarding Nicolaus von Lyncker to add to your research. Contact me for more detail.

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Post by Louis Maraite » 26 Jul 2022 11:22

Peter H wrote:
16 Jul 2007 13:29
Bernhard von Bülow's brother Generalmajor Karl Hans Ulrich von Bülow was killed near Liege on the 6th August 1914.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernhard_von_B%C3%BClow
Karl Hans Ulrich von Bülow was killed in LINCE (Sprimont) near Liege on the 6th August 1914.
It was, following this source, a suicide.
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl-Ulri ... B%C3%BClow

I heart somewhere, but i don't remember, his wife didn't believe it and came to Liege to see it and ...she died ther.
Confirmation possible ?

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