Nazi Princess: Hitler, Lord Rothermere and Princess Stephanie von Hohenlohe

Nazi Princess: Hitler, Lord Rothermere and Princess Stephanie von Hohenlohe

by Jim Wilson


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The full story of the woman of Jewish descent who spied for Hitler among British high society, persuaded the Daily Mail to support the Nazis, and was awarded the Gold Cross of the Nazi Party
Stefanie von Hohenlohe was born to a middle-class Viennese family and of partly Jewish descent. After marrying and divorcing a German prince, she became a close confidante of Hitler, Göring, Himmler (who declared her an "honorary Aryan"), and von Ribbentrop. After arriving in London in 1932, she moved in the most exclusive circles, arranging the visits of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Lord Halifax to Germany in 1937. Most notoriously, she was paid a retainer of £5,000 per year by Lord Rothermere, owner of the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror and an open supporter of the Nazi regime. In 1939 she fled to the U.S.; a memo to President Roosevelt described her as a spy "more dangerous than ten thousand men." This new biography uses recently declassified MI5 files and FBI memos to examine what motivated both Stefanie and Rothermere, shedding light on the murky goings-on behind the scenes in Britain, Germany, and the U.S. before and during World War II.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780752461144
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 11/02/2011
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jim Wilson served in the RAF before spending 40 years in print and television journalism, retiring as director of news for Anglia Television. His great-aunt introduced Stephanie von Hohenlohe to Rothermere.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Twice Wed in New York 9

2 Rothermere and Churchill 14

3 The Golden Couple 18

4 Throw of the Dice 27

5 Whose Go-between? 34

6 A Friend in Berlin 42

7 Threat from the Sky 52

8 Enter the Blackshirts 57

9 Nazi Party Gold 69

10 The Language of Butter 79

11 The Princess, the King and Wallis 94

12 Intrigue in America and London 116

13 Chatelaine of Schloss Leopoldskron 125

14 Comic Opera in the High Court 121

15 Exile 147

16 Trailed by the FBI 152

17 The President's Anger 164

18 Just Desserts? 167

Notes 177

Bibliography 185

Index 187

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Nazi Princess: Hitler, Lord Rothermere and Princess Stephanie von Hohenlohe 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*hisses from the ground* Die! Death to the Kitnappers Klub and all within it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*she stutters a little, her mouth gaping in astonishment and horror. The kittypet stumbles out*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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