Dirksen, Herbert von
|Birthname||Herbert Curt Eduard Willÿ Dirksen|
|born on||2 April 1882 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )|
|Place||Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21|
|Timezone||LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||12°39' 28°51 Asc. 15°30'|
German diplomat best remembered as the last German Ambassador to Britain before World War II. He served in this post from 7 April 1938 to 3 September 1939, his position then terminated following declaration of war. He previously served as German Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1928–1933) and Japan (1933-1938).
In 1950, Dirksen published his memoirs Moskau, Tokyo, London, recounting his career as a diplomat in the Soviet Union, Japan and the United Kingdom. In it, he stated quite flatly that he was not ashamed that he had joined the Nazi Party in 1936 as the régime had achieved "impressive" political and economic changes in Germany.
Herbert von Dirksen died on 19 December 1955, aged 73.
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1950 (Memoirs, "Moskau, Tokyo, London")
Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin City Archives.
- Family : Childhood : Family noted
- Vocation : Military : Honors (Iron Cross, Second Class; WWI)
- Vocation : Military : Military service (Army lieutenant, WWI)
- Vocation : Politics : Diplomat (Ambassador)
- Vocation : Politics : Nazi party
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Moskau, Tokyo, London")