WILHELM NÖLDEKE — A GERMAN DIPLOMAT IN THE AGE OF WEIMAR REPUBLIC, THIRD REICH AND BONNER REPUBLIC
The article depicts a profile of the last pre-war german Consul General in Katowice Wilhelm Nöldeke (1889–1971). It presents not only his term of offices in Katowice, but also his previous years as well as post-war career in foreign service of the Federal Republic of Germany. Description of this german diplomats lot is to help in understanding the fates of many similar persons serving in german foreign service, who were shaped in the era of the Kaisers’ Germany, gained professional experiences in the Weimar Republic, experienced the reality of the nazi Germany and finally, ended their personal career in realities of democratic german state, ingrained in politically-military structures of the West.
Tomasz Rabant, Muzeum II Wojny Światowej w Gdańsku, ul. Długa 81/83, 80-831 Gdańsk, Poland
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