Veesenmayer, Edmund (1904-1977)

Ambassador to Hungary, SS Brigadefuehrer – Major General

Academic, teaching at various schools and an economic expert. Joined the Ribbentrop’s Foreign Office serving in Yugoslavia and Slovakia. Appointed with special Reich authority aimed at annihilating the Hungarian Jewry and as ambassador to Horthy’s government and the successive Arrow-Cross government. Sentenced in 1949 to twenty years in prison.  Released in 1951. Died in East Germany in 1977, aged seventy-three.

 

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