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 Georg von Sachsen

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Georg von Sachsen

Birth
Dresden, Stadtkreis Dresden, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
Death 14 May 1943 (aged 50)
Germany
Burial Dresden, Stadtkreis Dresden, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany
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Prince of Saxony. Born Friedrich August Georg Ferdinand Albrecht Karl Anton Maria Paul Marcellus, Prinz von Sachsen, the eldest son of Friedrich August III König von Sachsen and Luise Antoinette Maria Erzherzogin von Österreich. Crown Prince Georg received a commission in the Army of Saxony in 1912 and during the First World War served in the 17th Infantry as a staff officer. Friedrich August III abdicated the throne of Saxony in November 1918. Prince Georg entered the University of Breslau in 1919 in order to study for the priesthood. His career choice was debated by bishops and monarchists, but he renounced his royal birthrights upon joining the Jesuit order in 1924. From 1928 to 1930 he conducted the Jesuit preparatory course in Valkenburg. In 1933 he went to Berlin, taking a position in the Catholic high school at Lietzensee. With the rise of the Nazi Party, he stood against the tide, offering sermons on tolerance and love of mankind. As a dissident, and a member of the Saxony royal house, he was held suspect by the ruling party. He assisted Jews to flee Germany and hid both Jews and other dissidents from the authorities. He found himself coming under surveillance by the Gestapo. On the afternoon of May 14, 1943 he traveled to Great Glienicke Lake, when he had not returned by the end of the day, a search found his clothing on the lake beach, but no sign of the priest. Rumors arose immediately that he had been kidnapped and murdered. Three weeks after disappearing, his body was found in the lake, tangled in some reeds. Despite a deep wound found on the back of his head, he was laid to rest without inquiry.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 6532757
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6532757/georg-von_sachsen : accessed ), memorial page for Georg von Sachsen (15 Jan 1893–14 May 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6532757, citing Kathedrale Saint Trinitatis, Dresden, Stadtkreis Dresden, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .