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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. 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. In 1945 he was a founding member of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria, and he served as a member of the Parliament of Bavaria from 1946 to 1954.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1884 (Stuttgart), Died September 1st, 1955 (Tutzing)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CRC-68865 12-in. 4/2/1931 Germany broadcast (Greetings to Germany from Washington) Hellmut H. Hellmut ; Ambassador Friedrich Wilhelm von Prittwitz und Gaffron Radio broadcast : Speeches speaker  
Victor CRC-68866 12-in. 4/2/1931 Germany broadcast (Greetings to Germany from Washington) Ambassador Friedrich Wilhelm von Prittwitz und Gaffron Radio broadcast : Speeches speaker  
Victor CRC-68867 12-in. 4/2/1931 Germany broadcast (Greetings to Germany from Washington) Ambassador Friedrich Wilhelm von Prittwitz und Gaffron Radio broadcast : Speeches speaker  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Prittwitz und Gaffron, Friedrich Wilhelm von," accessed August 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111631.

Prittwitz und Gaffron, Friedrich Wilhelm von. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111631.

"Prittwitz und Gaffron, Friedrich Wilhelm von." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111631

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