Hubertus Büschel

Hitlers adliger Diplomat

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How an English aristocrat became a National Socialist – the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and the role of the aristocracy in National Socialism

Flags with swastikas flying high, SA and steel helmets marching, Hitler as guest of honour – as early as 1927, the city of Coburg displayed a marked sympathy with Nazism. Significantly, the town was the seat of Duke Charles Edward of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, a fervent admirer of Hitler, and grandson of Queen Victoria. Hubertus Büschel gives an elegant and well-researched account of how the Duke became a National Socialist, and how he worked with and for Hitler – on diplomatic missions, and, as president of the German Red Cross, even denying the Holocaust. A long overdue study of the links between the nobility and the National Socialists – a link which helped legitimize the Third Reich in the eyes of the world.

About Hubertus Büschel

Hubertus Büschel, born 1969, was a junior professor of cultural history at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture in Gießen from 2009 on, as well as at Gießen’s Justus Liebig University. Since 2015, he is professor of Contemporary History at the University of Groningen. His most recent books include Untertanenliebe: Der Kult um deutsche Monarchen 1770–1830 (2006) and Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe: Deutsche Entwicklungsarbeit in Afrika 1960–1975 (2014).

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