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SS hostages on Pragser Wildsee

Hans-GГјnter Richardi

SS hostages on Pragser Wildsee

the ordeal suffered by prominent concentration camp inmates from seventeen European countries on their way to South Tyrol

by Hans-GГјnter Richardi

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Published by s. n.] in [S. l .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementHans-Günter Richardi.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD
The Physical Object
Pagination112 p. :
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19337671M
ISBN 109788890231612
OCLC/WorldCa67610204

On 1 May , in the South Tyrol in Italy, the VIPs who had escaped their Nazi captors were still not safe. As well as the SS and Wehrmacht, several partisan factions vied for control in northern. On 27 April the prisoners began their final journey to Hotel Pragser Wildsee (see WS!). Alongside with this, the SS commander got his final orders, which stated that in case the Allied forces got close, all prisoners - including children - should have been executed.

The Braies Lake (Italian Lago di Braies) is a mountain lake in the Braies Valley in the South Tyrolean municipality of Prague. It is located a few kilometers south of the Alta Pusteria between Brunico and Dobbiaco in the Prags Dolomites in South Tyrol, (Italy). It is part of the Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park and thus a protected natural monument. Ostaggi delle SS al lago di Braies. La deportazione in Alto Adige di illustri prigionieri dei lager nazisti provenienti da 17 paesi europei by Hans-Günter Richardi, Hans Heiss, ini Scholl Paperback, Pages, Published by Caroline M. Heiss ISBN , ISBN: Missing: Pragser Wildsee.

Hostages at the Pragser Wildsee Hotel following their rescue by US 1, × 1,; KB Hotel Pragser 2, × 1,; MB Il lago tra gli alberi (DC) - Basin country: Italy. The hostages included, for example the former Austrian Chancellor Kurt von Schuschnigg. The Lake Braies archive of contemporary history, the Zeitgeschichtsarchiv Pragser Wildsee, documents this event that occurred in Splendid as the natural gem in the Braies district may be in summer, a winter visit is just as on: S. V Braies, , South Tyrol.


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SS hostages on Pragser Wildsee: the ordeal suffered by prominent concentration camp inmates from seventeen European countries on their way to South Tyrol / Hans-Günter Richardi ; [German-English translation, Judith Rosenthal].

SS hostages on Pragser Wildsee: the ordeal suffered by prominent concentration camp inmates from seventeen European countries on their way to South Tyrol Responsibility Hans-Günter Richardi.

Nazi Hostages at Pragser Wildsee. Europelies in ruins, the end of World War II is near. On April 24 th an SS special commando executes an order from the highest ranks: the transport of inmates from the concentration camp at Dachau near Munich to the south.

The above photograph appears on the cover of a recently published book, Dachau to the Dolomites. The book, in its final chapters, recounts the journey of a group of hostages from Dachau Concentration Camp to a deserted hotel, the Pragser Wildsee, in the Dolomite Mountains, part of the Italian Alps.

Hotel Pragser Wildsee. The day before, SS 0fficer Stiller had managed to have Hotel Pragser Wildsee evacuated thanks to the intervention of the quartermaster of the Wehrmacht. The liberated hostages were taken to the hotel at an altitude of 4, feet in army trucks. The hostages and their SS-henchmen traverse the Brenner Pass unscathed – despite the danger of allied bombers and Italian partisans.

On Ap the convoy reaches the Puster. The hostages and their SS-henchmen traverse the Brenner Pass unscathed –. This plaque on the wall of the chapel of hotel Pragser Wildsee commemorates the important prisoners of the SS who on 30 Aprilafter liberation by the Wehrmacht, found refuge in the hotel.

Among them were important prisoners from different countries, including politicians, royals, members of the clergy, family members of people who Location: Braies. Richardi, Hans-Günter: SS Hostages on Pragser Wildsee, Zeitgeschichtsarchiv Pragser Wildsee ().

The quote from Diarmaid Ferriter is taken from The Transformation of IrelandProfile Books (). 1/2/ Tom Wall is a former assistant general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and an occasional contributor to the drb.

“The Hotel Pragser Wildsee looks back on over a century of hospitality. It was opened on J Guests were not long in coming to the grand hotel — including the highest echelons of the Austrohungarian aristocracy.

The heir apparent to the throne, Grand Duke Franz Ferdinand, stayed at the Pragser Wildsee with his family and. Also one senses that what the authors have revealed here is finally the true story of how come the Americans managed to liberate the hostages at Pragser Wildsee in early May was because two people went through an awful lot in order to - get them to come.

It will make an incredible film/ documentary and I'm looking forward to that/5(11). In the Hotel Lago di Braies you will be accommodated in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dolomites.

Active vacationers can look forward to diverse mountain and uphill hikes, walks or bicycle tours in untouched nature. In the Winter you can experience a wonderful snow-covered landscape with snowshoe hikes, cross-country skiing or ski tours.

The book was compiled to accompany the exhibition “Return to Life,” which documents the route of the SS hostages from Dachau in Germany to South Tyrol. The exhibition was developed by Hans-Günter Richardi, after an idea by Dr. Caroline M. Heiss, based on his research for the book “SS-Geiseln in der Alpenfestung” (above).

The hostages and their SS-henchmen traverse the Brenner Pass unscathed – despite the danger of allied bombers and Italian partisans. On Ap the convoy reaches the Puster Valley and stops just outside the small town of Niederdorf. The prisoners are lodged in the nearby Pragser Wildsee Hotel where US forces liberate them on May.

The Pragser Lake & Mountains are located in South Tyrol, in the Dolomites around the Pustertal Valley, between Bruneck and Cortina d’Ampezzo, close to the Austrian Border. South Tyrol is the German-speaking part of Italy, therefore all signs are bi-lingual.

Hotel Pragser Wildsee. grab a bite at hotel pragser wildsee The Hotel P ragser W ildsee dates back all the way toand the historical episode I just told about took place right in front of its entrance. Once the prisoners were liberated, the owner of the hotel, Emma Heiss- Hellenstainer, welcomed them.

This late MayI have checked into one of my dream place, Pragser Wildsee. Or Lago Di Braies. Yes, somewhere like Moraine Lake in Canada if you don’t have any idea about Lago Di Braies. The Pragser Wildsee, or Lake Prags, Lake Braies is.

The SS guards had orders not to let the prisoners live in enemy hands. By the courageous action of the officer of the Wehrmacht Wichard von Alvensleben, the prisoners, who were finally accommodated in the Hotel Pragser Wildsee, were liberated there on 4 May by the US Army.

Lake Braies. Hotel am Pragser Wildsee. Lake Braies. Hotel am. April In a dramatic operation the SS transports special prisoners, and kin of the prisoners, into the Alps.

The plan: to use the prisoners as bargaining chips in possible negotiations with the Allies. During the journey a number of prisoners plan their escape and experience six days between liberty and death, their fates in the hands of ruthless and increasingly nervous criminals.

TODAYa contingent of international hostages held by Nazi SS guards was liberated at the most breathtaking of sites—the Hotel Pragser-Wildsee—in northern Italy near the Austrian border.

It was a scenario even the most creative of Hollywood scribes could not have imagined. The prisoners and their Wehrmacht guard marched to the nearby Hotel Pragser Wildsee where they spent the next few days, guarding against German Army deserters and Italian Partisans. They were soon liberated by the arriving American Army, who repatriated the VIP hostages back to their host country and arrested the : Blake Stilwell.

Lago di Braies (“Pragser Wildsee” in German), also known as Lake Braies is a famous and beautiful lake in the Dolomites in Northern Italy. I have been to this amazing place, and to make things easier for you, I’ve made this guide on how to get to Lago di Braies + Average depth: 17 m (56 ft).Jeremy Dronfield is a biographer, historian, novelist, and ghostwriter, well-known for writing fast-paced, thrilling narratives.

His most recent book, Beyond the Call, was a bestseller. Ian Sayer is a military historian-detective whose investigation into "The World's Greatest Robbery" led to the publication of his international bestseller Nazi s: 5. Torsten Muenchow als (as) General Sante Garibaldi.

Aprildie letzten Tage des Zweiten Weltkriegs: Die SS verschleppt in einem dramatischen Missing: Pragser Wildsee.