Mon père, Joachim von Ribbentrop

Secrets d'état - souvenirs et témoignages

Rudolf von Ribbentrop

Date Published :
February 2017
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9782840484325
Pages : 528
Dimensions : 11.69 X 8.27 inches
Stock Status : In stock


On October 16, 1946, Joachim von Ribbentrop, former Foreign Minister of the Third Reich, was hanged after being sentenced to death by the Nuremberg Tribunal on charges of ‘preparing a war of aggression’. Rudolf von Ribbentrop, his son, provides new insights into the general historiography.

Born in 1921, he found himself placed by his parents in the secrets of politics and diplomacy, at the age of 12. From a prime witness, we present a new biography of his father and aspects unknown – and sourced – of German foreign policy; an exceptional witness to history. It is also the testimony from an officer on the Eastern Front and Normandy until his last interview with Hitler in 1945, reduced to a total decline.

Thirdly, it is a testimony that belies the springs of Hitlerism, as no one has done before. It is an exceptional book on these three aspects. An event in terms of historical literature.

About The Author

RUDOLF VON RIBBENTROP, born on 11 May 1921, is the son of Joachim von Ribbentrop. He spent a year at Westminster School, London while his father was Ambassador to the Court of St James in the 1930’s.

Rudolf served with distinction throughout the Second World War. He was wounded for the first time during the 1940 Western Campaign. Commissioned in 1941, he served in Finland and at the retreat from Kharkov, with 1st Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, he took part in the famous battle of Prokhorovka on 12 July 1943 before transferring to 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend with whom he fought in France. He rose to command I./SS-Panzer Regiment 12 before surrendering to the Americans on 8 May 1945. He was wounded five times and his bravery awards included two Iron Crosses (First and Second Class), the German Cross in Gold, the Finnish Freedom Cross, the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross and the Wound Badge in Gold.

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