Friedrich Wilhelm von Prittwitz und Gaffron

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Friedrich Wilhelm von Prittwitz und Gaffron.

Friedrich Wilhelm von Prittwitz und Gaffron (1 September 1884 – 1 September 1955) was a German Ambassador to the United States under the Weimar Republic, from 1928 until April 14, 1933. He was in office at the time that Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany, and resigned from the diplomatic corps in protest the day after Hitler was appointed Chancellor.[1] He had hosted German playwright Lion Feuchtwanger at a dinner that day. On the day of his resignation, Prittwitz called Feuchtwanger and recommended that he not return to Germany.


  1. ^ Rockaway, Robert (April 19, 2016). "The Jewish Plot To Kill Hitler". Tablet. Retrieved May 27, 2016. 
  • René Moehrle, Judenverfolgung in Triest während Faschismus und Nationalsozialismus 1922-1945, Berlin 2014 (ISBN 978-3-86331-195-7), S. 165–174.

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