Albrecht von und zu Aufseß

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Albrecht von und zu Aufseß (born July 6, 1925 in Oberaufseß ; † April 9, 2013 in Mengersdorf (Mistelgau) ) was a German forester , author and long-time chairman of the board of Evangeliums-Rundfunk (ERF) International.

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Albrecht Freiherr von und zu Aufseß came from the old Franconian noble family of the von Aufseß family , which has its ancestral seat at Unteraufseß Castle in the Upper Franconian municipality of Aufseß . He followed the outbreak of World War II in the boarding school in Starnberg. In 1944, as a soldier, he experienced the invasion of France and the entire retreat, and in April 1945 he came home unharmed, disguised as a farmer. After his father died in 1947, he moved with his mother to Menger village to the local forest district to take over. As a forester he worked in his company until the end.

As the most important event of his life he kept his faith decision for Jesus Christ in 1962, he coined the missionary "because of his contacts Marburger district have met." Since then, his greatest task has been to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. He published four books, mainly collections of his radio reports. In the work “You can't see the forest for the trees” he called on Christians to deal responsibly with creation.

From 1972 he was a member of the board of the sponsoring association "ERF International", which was responsible for radio missions work in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and was its chairman from 1983 to 1995. For 30 years he was active in the church council of the evangelical parish Mengersdorf and was a member of the regional synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria between 1972 and 1978 . For more than 25 years he worked on a voluntary basis for the International Association of Christian Businesspeople (IVCG), of which he was Vice President from 1988 to 1998, and for the "Christians in Forestry" (Schlüchtern near Fulda).

The landowner was also active in local politics. He worked in the Mengersdorf / Truppach local council until 1972, most recently as deputy mayor. He was involved in the Lions Club Bayreuth-Kulmbach and was its president in the 1969/70 electoral term.


Von Aufseß was with his wife Annemarie Freifrau von und zu Aufseß, nee. Müller, married. The couple lived in Mengersdorf and had two biological children and two adopted children. A memorial was set up in the forest of his forest enterprise. His brother was Hans Max von Aufseß .


  • You can't see the forest for the trees , Hänssler, Neuhausen-Stuttgart 1984, ISBN 978-3-7751-0886-7 .
  • Time to live , Hänssler, Neuhausen-Stuttgart 1984, ISBN 978-3-7751-0948-2 .
  • How honest can the Christian be at work? An orientation aid for Christians (Idea documentation 1988/16), Idea, Wetzlar 1988.
  • Source in the desert: rations for spiritual dry spells , Hänssler, Neuhausen-Stuttgart 1988, ISBN 978-3-7751-1313-7 .
  • Obedience - a modern phrase or a spiritual necessity? (Idea documentation 1989/10), Idea, Wetzlar 1989.
  • What does love actually mean today? The perversion of a term and its biblical meaning (Idea-Documentation 1990/12), Idea, Wetzlar 1990.
  • Ideology - Religion - Christian Faith: Differences and Similarities (Idea Documentation 1991/19), Idea, Wetzlar 1991.
  • Life - but how? Brockhaus, Wuppertal 1992, ISBN 978-3-417-21209-9 .
  • Finally time - also for God? (6 lectures on 3 CDs), ERF Südtirol, Meran 2013.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Obituary notice: Albrecht Freiherr von und zu Aufseß ,
  2. Georg Wolf: Why there is Schloss Oberaufseß at all ,, article from December 30, 2013.
  3. Speakers: Albrecht Freiherr von Aufseß ,, accessed on May 14, 2018.
  4. Festschrift 1917–2017: 100 Years of Lions Clubs International, p. 45 ,, accessed on May 14, 2018.
  5. Adoption: Cornelia Freifrau von und zu Aufseß ,, accessed on May 14, 2018.
  6. Twelve years chairman of the board of ERF Medien: Albrecht Freiherr von Aufseß died ,, news from April 12, 2013.
  7. Memorial: Aufsess-Kreuz ,, accessed on May 14, 2018.