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Re: Toerring-Jettenbach
« Reply #120 on: April 16, 2013, 05:09:49 PM »
Anything you'd like to share would be appreciated. Most of what I've read link the family to the Nazi Party though obviously not on a Charles Coburg of Josias Waldeck level--ie not involved in atrocities but rather politically sympathetic with their goals. I always wonder how much white-washing goes on now though with family history--obviously no one wants to cop to their family members being Nazi sympathizers. Then again, the family isn't much mentioned in Royals and the Reich--just in passing.
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Re: Toerring-Jettenbach
« Reply #121 on: April 17, 2013, 09:39:12 AM »
I think the most visible thing you can say about Countess Toerring with Hitler is that she appeared with her sister Olga in Berlin and got photographed with him alongside Princess Malfelda. Hitler also reportedly liked her very much and tickled that she was related to many royals.

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Re: Toerring-Jettenbach
« Reply #122 on: April 17, 2013, 08:44:29 PM »
Wasn't there some mention in Neal Balfour's book about tensions in the family around this time due to feelings about Hitler?
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Re: Toerring-Jettenbach
« Reply #123 on: April 17, 2013, 10:18:52 PM »
I think that was based on Olga's diary. That is the reason that I think Elizabeth was "pro-German". Many people think Germany got a raw deal after WW I and Hitler tore the treaty apart and restore pride to the German people. Even Prince Philip said he think Hitler made things work again Germany, although he personally did not think much about Nazism (he made fun of the salute) until it affected his teacher Kurt Hahn, who had to leave Germany since he was a Jew. When he started Gordonstarn in Scotland, he went with him to the new school. However once people saw Nazism as it really was, many recanted (Including Ex-Kaiser Wilhelm II, who was an early supporter).