Wilhelm Hausenstein

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Wilhelm Hausenstein (17 June 1882 – 3 June 1957) was a German politician, writer, journalist, art critic, historian and diplomat.[1] He was the first German ambassador to France following World War II.[1]

Hausenstein was born in Hornberg, and after attending the gymnasium in Karlsruhe, he studied in Heidelberg, Tübingen and Munich.[1] After divorcing his first wife Marga, he married in 1919 the Jewish widow Margot Kohn (1890-1997).

Wilhelm Hausenstein worked at the Frankfurter Zeitung until it was banned by the Nazis in 1943.


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  1. ^ a b c Robert Minder (1969), "Hausenstein, Wilhelm", Neue Deutsche Biographie (in German), vol. 8, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 113–115{{citation}}: CS1 maint: ref duplicates default (link); (full text online)