Paul Wolff Metternich
Paul Graf Wolff Metternich zur Gracht (December 5, 1853 – November 29, 1934) was a Prussian and German ambassador in London (1901–1912) and Constantinople (1915–1916). He was a prominent German opponent of Ottoman actions during the Armenian genocide.
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He was appointed Envoy Extraordinary from the German Empire to the Court of St. James's in September 1901 in the absence for illness of the Ambassador, Count von Hatzfeldt. He was formally appointed German Ambassador in November, when Count Hatzfeldt resigned shortly before his death. King Edward VII received his credentials at Marlborough House on 2 December 1901.
He wrote in a report to Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg on July 10, 1916, "In a realisation of their plan to resolve the Armenian Question by destroying the Armenian race, the Turkish Government is not stopped neither by our representatives, nor by the public opinion of the west".
- : Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, GCVO - 1 February 1901.
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- "Modern Genocide: The Curse of the Nation State and Ideological Political Parties: The Armenian Case"
- Letter of Wolff Metternich to Bethmann Hollweg, Feb 17, 1916 (ger)
- "Wer am Leben blieb, wurde nackt gelassen" - Die Zeit, March 23, 2005 No 13 (ger)
- Newspaper clippings about Paul Wolff Metternich in the 20th Century Press Archives of the ZBW