Hubertus, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg

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Left to right: Fredric March with his wife Florence Eldridge, Helga Maria zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (born Schuylenburg) with husband Hubertus, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg at the Premiere of Anthony Adverse on 29. July 1936 in Los Angeles

Prince Hubertus zu Loewenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (October 14, 1906 – November 28, 1984) was a German historian and political figure who was an early opponent of Adolf Hitler. He fled Germany and helped to promote anti Nazism in the United States. He was a former member of Parliament, and was the author of over 40 books. He was the head of the Free German Authors Association, and was decorated by Pope John XXIII for work toward reconciliation between the Roman Catholic and the Greek Orthodox church.[1]

Prince Hubertus was instrumental in returning the island Helgoland to West-Germany from Britain which used this high-sea island for bombing trainings after World War II. He was survived by his wife, Princess Helga, and his three daughters, Princess Elisabeth and Princess Konstanza and Margarethe von Schwarzkopf, a successful journalist in her own rights.

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  1. ^ "Prince Hubertus zu Loewenstein- Wertheim-Freudenberg". New York Times. December 1, 1984. Prince Hubertus zu Loewenstein- Wertheim-Freudenberg, a German historian and political figure who was an early opponent of Hitler and, as a refugee, helped arouse Americans against Nazism, died Wednesday in Bonn of heart failure after suffering from peritonitis. He was 78 years old and lived in Bad Godesberg, a ...