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  1. Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont ( German: Josias Georg Wilhelm Adolf Erbprinz zu Waldeck und Pyrmont) (13 May 1896 – 30 November 1967) was the heir apparent to the throne of the Principality of Waldeck and Pyrmont and a general in the SS. From 1946 until his death, he was the head of the Princely House of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

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    Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (German language: Josias Georg Wilhelm Adolf Erbprinz zu Waldeck und Pyrmont) (13 May 1896 – 30 November 1967) was the heir apparent to the throne of the Principality of Waldeck and Pyrmont and a General in the SS. From 1946 until his death, he was the head of the Princely House of Waldeck and Pyrmon...

    He was born in Arolsen at the ruling family's castle, the eldest son and heir of Prince Friedrich of Waldeck and Pyrmont and his consort Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe. He was the nephew of William II, King of Württemberg, and Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Queen Regent of the Netherlands. He was also a cousin of Wilhelmina, Queen of the Neth...

    After the war, Josias studied agriculture. On 1 November 1929, he joined Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party, becoming a member of the SS on 2 March 1930. He was immediately appointed adjutant to Sepp Dietrich (a leading member of the SS), before becoming Heinrich Himmler's Adjutant and staff chief in September 1930. Josias was elected as the Reichstag membe...

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    He was born in Arolsen at the ruling family's castle, the eldest son and heir of Prince Friedrich of Waldeck and Pyrmont and his consort Princess Bathildis of Schaumburg-Lippe. He was the nephew of William II, King of Württemberg, and Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Queen Regent of the Netherlands. He was also a cousin of Wilhelmina, Queen of the Neth...

    After the war, Waldeck-Pyrmont studied agriculture. On 1 November 1929, he joined Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party, becoming a member of the SS on 2 March 1930. He was immediately appointed adjutant to Sepp Dietrich (a leading member of the SS), before becoming Heinrich Himmler's Adjutant and staff chief in September 1930. Waldeck-Pyrmont was elected as t...

    Waldeck-Pyrmont was arrested on 13 April 1945, and sentenced to life imprisonment by an American court at Dachau during the Buchenwald Trial on 14 August 1947. The first of the two successful charges against him alleged that he was personally responsible for crimes at Buchenwald, since the camp was located in his jurisdictional area, notwithstandin...

    Waldeck-Pyrmont became head of the House of Waldeck and Pyrmont upon the death of his father, on 26 May 1946, while under arrest. He died at his estate, Schloss Schaumburg, in 1967, and was succeeded as head of the house by his only son Prince Wittekind.

    Waldeck-Pyrmont married Duchess Altburg of Oldenburg (1903–2001), a daughter of the former Grand Duke of Oldenburg, Friedrich August II, on 25 August 1922 at Rastede. They had five children: 1. Princess Margarethe of Waldeck and Pyrmont (22 May 1923 - 21 August 2003); married (1952) div. (1979) Count Franz August zu Erbach-Erbach (b. 1925) 2. Princ...

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    1. 13 May 1896 - 26 May 1946: His Serene HighnessJosias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont 2. 26 May 1946 - 30 November 1967: His Serene Highnessthe Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont

    Petropoulos, Jonathan (2006). Royals and the Reich: The Princes Von Hessen in Nazi Germany. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-516133-5.
    Hackett, David A. (1997). The Buchenwald Report. Westview Press. ISBN 0-8133-3363-6.
    Stein, Harry (2004). Buchenwald concentration camp 1937–1945. Wallstein Verlag. ISBN 3-89244-695-4.
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    German Nazi politician, the heir apparent to the throne of the Principality of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and a general in the SS. From 1946 until his death, he was the head of the Princely House of Waldeck and Pyrmont. After World War II, he was sentenced to life in prison at the Buchenwald Trial (later commuted to 20 years) for his part in the "common ...

    spouse relationship with Altburg, Duchess of Oldenburg(born 19 May 1903). Notes: 1922-1967
    other kin relationship with Charlotte, Queen Consort of Württemberg(born 10 October 1864). Notes: Aunt/ niece
    other kin relationship with Friedrich, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe(born 30 January 1868). Notes: Uncle/ nephew
    other kin relationship with Georg Viktor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont(born 14 January 1831). Notes: Grandkin
    other kin relationship with Wilhelm, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe(born 12 December 1834). Notes: Grandkin
    Relationship : Marriage 25 August 1922 (Duchess Altburg of Oldenburg) chart Placidus Equal_H.
    Death, Cause unspecified 30 November 1967 (Age 71) chart Placidus Equal_H.

    Sy Scholfield quotes from Fürstlich Waldeckische Regierungs-Blätter, Volume 86, 1896, p. 61: "Mittwoch den 13. Mai 1896. Im Höchsten Auftrage Seiner Tnrchlaucht des Fürsten bringe ich hiermit zur Kenntniß des Landes, daß Ihre Durchlaucht die regierende Fürstin Bathildis zu Waldeck und Pyrmont, Prinzessin zu Schaumburg-Lippe, heute früh 2 Uhr von ei...

    Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
    Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence
    Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Other Criminal (War crimes)
    Vocation : Military : Military career (SS general)
    Vocation : Politics : Nazi party
  2. Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont was the heir apparent to the throne of the Principality of Waldeck and Pyrmont and a general in the SS.

  3. Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont (DE: Josias Georg Wilhelm Adolf Erbprinz zu Waldeck und Pyrmont) was a nobleman of the House of Waldeck and heir apparent to the throne of the Principality of Waldeck and Pyrmont. He also was notably a SS-Obergruppenführer and SS Police Leader of the Fulda-Werra section of the Buchenwald concentration camp. For his role as a KZ-personnel and as ...

  4. Josiah Crown Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont ( 13 of May of 1896 – 30 of November of 1967) was the apparent heir of the first estate seat of Waldeck and Pyrmont and of a general SS. From 1946 until his death, he was the head of the home for Waldeck and Pyrmont.