Ulrich Hassell (Hassell)( German diplomat)
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Biography Ulrich Hassell (Hassell)
Hassell, Ulrich (Hassell), von (1881-1944), German diplomat, Ambassador of Germany in Rome. Born November 12, 1881 in Anklam, Pomerania. He was married to the daughter of Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz, the hero of 1-st World War. By family tradition, entered the diplomatic service. It was Germany's ambassador in Copenhagen (1926-30) and Belgrade (1930-32). In 1933 was appointed ambassador to Rome. In every way opposed to the creation of the "axis of Rome - Berlin" and the conclusion of the Anti-Comintern Pact. As a result of the contradictions that arose with Joachim von Ribbentrop Hassel in 1937 was recalled from Italy, and retired. Actively participated in the activities of various anti-Hitler groups. According to the memoirs of Hans Bernd Gizeviusa, Hassel has outstanding sense of humor, a diplomatic flair and unwavering political principles.
. After the failure of the July 1944 conspiracy Hassel was arrested and sentenced by the People's Tribunal, was hanged in PlцІtzensee Prison in Berlin on Sept. 8, 1944
. After 2-nd World War, were published diaries Hassel, became an important indicator of the various anti-Hitler groups in the Third Reich.