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Otto Abetz

Otto Abetz (3 March 1903 in Schwetzingen / Germany – 5 May 1958) was a German diplomat. In 1931, he became a member of the NSDAP and worked until 1934 as Reichsjugendführer. Starting in 1935, he worked for Joachim von Ribbentrop as expert for French. He get the German ambassador for the Vichy-Government in 1940.

After the War he went to prison for 20 years. He was released from prison in 1954. He died on 5 May 1958 in an auto accident near Langenfeld North Rhine-Westphalia, on the Cologne-Ruhr autobahn.


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