Dieckhoff, Hans-Heinrich

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Name
Dieckhoff, Hans-Heinrich Gender: M
born on 23 December 1884 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Strasbourg, France, 48n35, 7e45
Timezone LMT m7e45 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 01°51' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 04°14 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 01°40'



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Hans-Heinrich Dieckhoff (1924)

Biography

German diplomat best known for his service to the Nazi regime.

From 1937 to November 1938 he served as German ambassador to the United States, until recalled in response to the American recall of its ambassador in protest over the Kristallnacht. He was the last to occupy the post until after the war. In 1943 he assumed the post of ambassador to Spain.

Dieckhoff was interrogated after the war and was called to testify at the Nuremberg trials, but he was never formally charged with any crime. During his American posting he was involved in the controversy over the German American Bund relaying an order from the German government that German nationals were not to be associated with the organization; and in 1938 he warned Adolf Hitler that President Roosevelt had taken an implacably hostile opinion towards the Nazi government and that he was preparing for war against Germany.

Dieckhoff was related through marriage to Joachim von Ribbentrop, being the brother-in-law of Ribbentrop's sister.

He died on 21 March 1952 in Lenzkirch.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate n°3583 from the online Bas-Rhin departmental archives, image 289/326: "Vormittags um funf ein halb Uhr" (in the morning at half-past five).

Categories

  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat