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Hans Georg Stiegler

Postby Ulrich Rudofsky » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:54 pm

I heard from a friend that the BS survivor Mr. Stiegler is not doing so well. He will be 89 on 13.06. 09. I think it would be a good idea for all to send him our best wishes now.

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Re: Hans Georg Stiegler

Postby RF » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:50 am

How many of the Bismarck survivors are still alive? I ask because it was previously stated on this forum that the survivors were now all dead.
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Re: Hans Georg Stiegler

Postby Legend » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:27 am

I didn't get the idea that Mulleinheim-Reichburg was dead! Or am I completely behind in the times?
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Re: Hans Georg Stiegler

Postby RF » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:46 am

I believe the Baron passed away in 2006? - and had thought there were no more Bismarck survivors still living.
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Re: Hans Georg Stiegler

Postby Legend » Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:09 am

Jeeze, I am behind, by a few years. My apologies friends. Jeeze. So, they are all gone now from this earth?
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Re: Hans Georg Stiegler

Postby Ulrich Rudofsky » Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:17 pm

As far as I know there may perhaps be two or three left. Certainly Stiegler is not doing well, but he is alive. You can write to Dieter Heitmann at the Marinekameradschaft "Schlachtschiff Bismarck" to get the info.





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Re: Hans Georg Stiegler

Postby RF » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:01 am

RF wrote:I believe the Baron passed away in 2006? - and had thought there were no more Bismarck survivors still living.


Legend,

There is a crew roster section to this website which does contain some useful info on Bismarck survivors. I notice that I got it wrong over when the Baron passed away, in fact it was in June of 2003 and not 2006.
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Re: Hans Georg Stiegler

Postby Legend » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:04 am

Oi..... :oops: :stubborn: :oops:
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Re: Hans Georg Stiegler

Postby Ulrich Rudofsky » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:52 pm

There was very little if anything in the German and international press about the parting of this famous man.


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Re: Hans Georg Stiegler

Postby RF » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:25 pm

I think that to try and draw a line under the events of the past by queitly letting them fade into history is the option most people in Germany and Japan prefer to do, as it seems to be the least controversial avenue to follow, rather than ''rake up the past.''

In the case of the Baron he did have a fairly distinguished diplomatic career after WW2, Iincluding serving as an ambassador to Zaire. So the lack of an obituary would be surprising.
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Re: Hans Georg Stiegler

Postby Speedtrap » Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:46 am

Legend wrote:I didn't get the idea that Mulleinheim-Reichburg was dead! Or am I completely behind in the times?

I have corresponded with Baron Mullenheim Reichburg and to the best of my knowledge, he passed away several years ago. I was in Munich, and I did have the opportunity to have spoke with him. He was a great man and a person from the old school. I have his letter that he wrote to me framed. The letter was typed on onion type paper and it is beautifully written. His English was perfect.


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