Otto Abetz

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Otto Abetz

Otto Abetz (3 March 1903 in Schwetzingen, Germany – 5 May 1958) was a German diplomat. In 1931, he became a member of the NSDAP and worked until 1934 as Reichsjugendführer. Starting in 1935, he worked for Joachim von Ribbentrop as expert for French. He was German ambassador for the Vichy-Government from 1940 to 1944.

After the War he went to prison for 20 years. He was released from prison in 1954. He died on 5 May 1958 in an auto accident near Langenfeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, on the Cologne-Ruhr autobahn.

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  • Zentner, Christian:"Der Zweite Weltkrieg - Ein Lexikon" Vienna, 2003