Christian von Pentz (officer)

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Christian von Pentz, in 1917 on the 70th birthday of his father-in-law

Christian Alexander Franz von Pentz (* 21st January 1882 in Gremmelin , † 21st February 1952 in Hamburg ) was a German officer and adjutant Paul von Hindenburg in the High Command in the First World War .


He came from the Mecklenburg noble family von Pentz . In 1900 he joined the Prussian Army . As a first lieutenant in the 2nd Hanoverian Dragoon Regiment No. 16 , Pentz married Annemarie von Hindenburg, a daughter of the future Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, in Hanover on November 21, 1912 .

When his father-in-law was promoted first to German commander-in-chief in the East (1914) and finally even to chief of the German General Staff (1916) during the First World War , Pentz also came into the focus of public attention. As Hindenburg's adjutant he came to the Supreme Headquarters of the Supreme Army Command in Spa .

After the German defeat in 1918 and the establishment of the Weimar Republic in 1919, Pentz was accepted into the Reichswehr . There he commanded u. a. an squadron of the 13th (Prussian) cavalry regiment in Lüneburg and was active in the staff of the regiment in Hanover when he was promoted to major on February 1, 1926 . In 1931 he retired from military service as a lieutenant colonel .

Pentz's marriage had four children: Christa Maria Frieda Gertrud (* November 5, 1913), Viktoria Sibylle Dorothee Petra (* June 27, 1918), Renate Sabine Annemarie (* August 14, 1922) and Bernd Dieter Alexander Paul Wilhelm (* 4 February 1925, † August 11, 1944).


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Hans Joachim Gotthelf von Brockhusen-Justin: The world war and a simple human life. 1928, p. 290, DNB 572772866 .
  2. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Ranking list of the German Imperial Army. ES Mittler & Sohn , Berlin 1930, p. 120.