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American troops capture Franz von Papen and his son.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 51677

American troops capture Franz von Papen and his son.

Pictured from left to right: Captain Franz von Papen Jr., Major General Harry L. Twaddle, commanding general of the 95th Division of the 9th U.S. Army. and von Papen (in jeep). In the background is a U.S. Army military policeman.

Original caption reads :Franz von Papen Captured By U.S. Troops
Count Franz von Papen, 67 year old German diplomat and Chancellor of the Reich before the Nazi regime, for which he became an outstanding ambassador and negotiator, was captured April 10, 1945, by troops of the 194th Glider Infantry Regiment of the 17th U.S Airborne Division in a hunting lodge of a baronial estate at Stockhausen near Hirschberg, 30 miles southeast of Hamm in the Ruhr area, during operations of the 9th U.S. Army to clear up the Ruhr pocket."

1945 April 10
Stockhausen, [Ruhr] Germany
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph Eaton
Record last modified: 2010-11-08 00:00:00
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