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Portrait of Princess Pauline (von Wied) of Würtemberg.
Stuttgart, 1890. Original photograph, cabinetcard, albumen print, 16,5 x 10,8 cm. Princess Pauline of Württemberg (German: Prinzessin Pauline Olga Helene Emma von Württemberg; 19 December 1877 - 7 May 1965) was the elder daughter of William II of Württemberg and wife of William Frederick, Prince of Wied (elder brother of William, Prince of Albania). She was the last Princess of Württemberg, as well as the last senior member of the House of Württemberg. She was for many years the regional director of the German Red Cross, in several western Germany regions. Pauline was born at Stuttgart, Kingdom of Württemberg the first child of King William II of Württemberg (1848-1921) by his first wife Princess Marie of Waldeck and Pyrmont (1857-1882) daughter of George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and Princess Helena of Nassau. Princess Pauline of Württemberg was indicted by a United States Military Government court for "having concealed two prominent Nazis since October 1945." The 70-year-old princess admitted "having deliberately provided a haven for Frau Gertrud Scholtz-Klink" and her husband, former Maj. General August Heissmayer of the SS. The Princess, according to the New York Times report, acknowledged knowing that Frau Scholtz-Klink was "known as the chief of all Nazi women's organizations," but she denied that she had been aware of Heissmayer's SS position. Princess Pauline and her nurse, who was also indicted, were released "on her personal bail." She will be tried in Ludwigsburg on March 23. She informed the United States interrogator that she was for many years the director of the German Red Cross for the Rhineland, Hesse, Nassau and Westphalia, and had met Frau Scholtz-Klinik, "during the Nazi regime in their respective capacities as leaders of important organizations." Frau Scholtz-Klink and her husband were interviewed at a police station in Tübingen in the French, and they "readily admitted that they sought the sanctuary of Princess Pauline's home on their arrival in this area in 1945." They said that Princess Pauline had told them "a German should not refuse to give them shelter." Princess Pauline made arrangements for the couple "to live quietly in the village of Bebenhausen" where they were found last Saturday by "French, United States and German authorities." Frau Scholtz-Klink told the authorities that she did not know whether "Adolf Hitler was alive or dead," but "as long as he lives in the hearts of his followers, he cannot die." Princess Pauline married on 29 October 1898 in Stuttgart to William Frederick, Prince of Wied (1872-1945), son of William, Prince of Wied and the spectacularly wealthy Princess Marie of the Netherlands. (Wikipedia). KEYWORDS:photo/germany/wurtemberg.
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