Götz von Houwald (1913-2001)

"Götz Freiherr von Houwald (May 13, 1913 – August 16, 2001) was a German diplomat, historian, and ethnographer. He was born in Posen and died in Bonn. His full name was Maximilian Otto Gustav Albrecht Hubert Wilhelm Götz-Dieter Freiherr von Houwald. Götz-Dieter von Houwald´s parents were Albrecht Freiherr von Houwald and Helene Gräfin von Carmer.

He completed his secondary education in 1934 at the Paul-Gerhardt-Schule in Lübben. He went on to study law and journalism in Berlin. In 1940 he joined the German air force. In 1944 he was taken prisoner of war in north Africa. An unsuccessful escape attempt led to longer imprisonment. In 1948 he was released. After a short stint as a journalist, he entered the West German diplomatic service. In 1952 he was envoy to Peru and in 1961 to Ireland. Five years later he was appointed ambassador to the Central African Republic. In 1969 he was transferred to Managua as ambassador to Nicaragua." - ( 03.12.2019)

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was born Poznań 13.05.1913
official Botschafter Managua 1969-1975
died Bonn 16.08.2001


lived Lübben (Spreewald) 1930-1934
Student Paul-Gerhard-Schule Lübben Lübben (Spreewald)
Student Rechts- und Zeitungswissenschaften Humboldt University of Berlin Berlin 1934-1940
professional / worker Gerichtsreferendar Amtsgericht Strausberg Strausberg 1939
professional / worker Regierungsreferendar Regierung Düsseldorf 1940
Soldier / Participant in war Eisernes Kreuz, Air force Soviet Union, Sicily, France, Algeria 1940-1944
was imprisoned Algeria 1944-1948
professional / worker Auswärtiges Amt Lima, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Bangui 1952-1975
Student Ethnologie Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn Bonn 1975-1978

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