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Falkenhausen, Alexander von, 1878-1966

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    • (naf) Nassau (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
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    • Alexander, Freiherr von Falkenhausen, 1878-1966
    • Falkenhausen, Alexander Ernst, Baron von, 1878-1966
    • Falkenhausen, von, 1878-1966
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    • Falkenhausen, Alexander, Freiherr von, 1878-1966
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    • found: Falkenhausen, Alexander, Freiherr von, 1878-DLC copy photograph caption (Alexander Freiherr von Falkenhausen)
    • found: World biog. information system, April 17, 2007(hdg.: Falkenhausen, Alexander Ernst baron von; b. 1878; d. 1966; Army; State Governors)
    • found: OCLC database, 28 December 2017(access points: Falkenhausen, Alexander von, Falkenhausen, Alexander Freiherr von, Falkenhausen, von, Falkenhausen, v.; usage: Alexander von Falkenhausen, v. Falkenhausen)
    • found: Wikipedia, 28 December 2017entry for Alexander von Falkenhausen (Alexander Ernst Alfred Hermann Freiherr von Falkenhausen (born 29 October 1878 near Nysa, Poland; died 31 July 1966, Nassau, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, aged 87) was a German general and war criminal. He was an important figure during the Sino-German cooperation to reform the Chinese Army. During World War II Germany ended its support for China and Falkenhausen was forced to withdraw from China. Back in Europe he later became the head of the Nazi military government of Belgium from 1940-1944 during its German occupation. He was responsible for ordering the execution of hostages and deportations of Jews in Belgium. Falkenhausen was a close friend of the anti-Hitler conspirators, Carl Friedrich Goerdeler and Field Marshal Erwin von Witzleben and soon came to detest Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime. He offered his support to Witzleben for a planned coup d'├ętat, but did not take any part in the coup. After the failure of the 20 July Plot to kill Hitler in 1944, Falkenhausen spent the rest of the war being transferred from one concentration camp to another.) -
    • found: Arendt, H. Eichmann in Jerusalem, 2006:page 166 (The country [i.e., Belgium] was ruled exclusively by German military authorities, and the police, as a Belgian government report submitted to the court pointed out, "did not have the same influence upon the other German administration services that they enjoyed in other places." (Belgium's governor, General Alexander von Falkenhausen, was later implicated in the July 1944 conspiracy against Hitler.)
    • found: Jewish Virtual Library website, 28 December 2017entry for Alexander von Falkenhausen, 1878-1966 (Falkenhausen was sent back to Belgium for trial as a war criminal. He was sentenced in March 1951 to 12 years for deporting Jews and executing hostages. After overwhelming evidence proved Falkenhausen had tried to save as many Jews and other Belgians as possible from being deported and executed, he was freed just three weeks into his sentence.) -
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