Georg Count Henckel von Donnersmarck

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Georg Count Henckel von Donnersmarck (born August 5, 1902 in Grambschütz , today the municipality of Domaszowice (German: Noldau) , Silesia ; † May 2, 1973 in Bonn ) was a German politician of the CSU . He came from the noble Silesian family Henckel von Donnersmarck .

Life and work

Georg Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck studied after high school law and was 1926 in Goettingen to the Dr. jur. PhD. While kissing the Gänseliesel on the Göttingen Gänseliesel fountain , he was caught red-handed and sentenced to a fine of ten Reichsmarks for violating the ban on kissing . With his demand for “freedom from kissing” and the desire “to loosen the spell from the bronze lips”, he was not successful either before the Göttingen district court or the higher court .

He took over the parental estate Grambschütz in Silesia. There he was mayor from 1929 until his dismissal in 1933. In 1934 the board positions in the cooperative system were lost. In 1937 he joined the NSDAP , in 1939 the Wehrmacht ; his last rank was first lieutenant .

After the war , Count Henckel von Donnersmarck came to Neuburg an der Donau as a displaced person . He was active as President of the East German Cultural Council .

Von Donnersmarck, who was a Roman Catholic , was a member of the Catholic student associations KDSt.V. Teutonia Friborg and AV Palatia Göttingen .


Count Henckel von Donnersmarck was a member of the German Bundestag from 1953 to 1957 and from September 5, 1959, when he replaced the deceased Josef Oesterle , until 1961. He was particularly involved in the Bundestag on issues relating to displaced persons.

Individual evidence

  1. Give kiss freedom . Mirror online. June 6, 2001. Retrieved March 8, 82017.
  2. ^ Henckel von Donnersmarck, Georg Graf, Dr. In: Martin Schumacher (Ed.): MdB - The People's Representation 1946–1972. - [Haack to Huys] (=  KGParl online publications ). Commission for the History of Parliamentarism and Political Parties e. V., Berlin 2006, ISBN 978-3-00-020703-7 , pp. 474 , urn : nbn: de: 101: 1-2014070812574 ( [PDF; 507 kB ; accessed on June 19, 2017]).