IN THE VON MOLTKE FAMILY.
the Helmuth von Moltkes Straight
Catherine R. Hammond
Bernhard von Moltke (1800-1891) "Helmuth von Moltke
the Elder." Field Marshal under Bismark and Kaiser
Wilhelm I of Germany; master-minded winning of Franco-Prussian
War in 1871. Title: Count. No heirs.
Ludwig von Moltke (1848-1916) "Helmuth von Moltke
the Younger," nephew of Helmuth von Moltke the Elder
(#1). Chief of German General Staff from 1906 to 1914 and
beginning of World War I. Title: Count.
Nephew of Helmuth von Moltke the Younger and grandnephew
of Helmuth von Moltke the Elder.. Title: Count. Christian
Scientist and husband of Dorothy Rose Innes von Moltke,
who wrote the letters I would like to publish under the
title Island of Peace in an Ocean of Unrest: Selected and
Annotated Letters of Dorothy von Moltke 1902-1934. In this
book, I refer to him alternately as "the Count,"
"Count von Moltke," "Helmuth," or as
"Helmuth von Moltke." Hopefully, the context of
these references will clarify which "Helmuth von Moltke"
or "Count von Moltke" I am talking about. (He
is also affectionately referred to in his wife's letters
as "the Y.T.," for "the Young Teuton").
I refer to his wife and author of the letters alternately
as "Countess von Moltke," "the Countess,"
"Dorothy," or "Dorothy von Moltke."
Context here also should clarify which "Countess"
I am referring to.
James von Moltke (1907-1945) Eldest son
of Helmuth von Moltke (#3, the Christian Scientist)
and Dorothy von Moltke. Celebrated hero of the
German Resistance and leader of the Kreisau
Circle. Executed by the Nazis on January 23,
to his wife, Freya von Moltke, published as
Briefe an Freya, and subsequently in English
as Letters to Freya. Second volume of letters
between Helmuth James and Freya was published
by Beck in 2011 as Abschiedsbriefe Gefängnis
Tegel (Farewell Letters from Tegel Prison).
Helmuth Caspar von Moltke (1938-)
Eldest son of Helmuth James and Freya von Moltke,
and grandson of Helmuth and Dorothy von Moltke.
Retired businessman, living in Montreal, Canada.
Active in promoting the Freya von Moltke Stiftung
(Foundation) and the Kreisau Center for European
Understanding, located on the former von Moltke
estate in Krzy?owa, Poland (formerly Kreisau,
Adolf von Moltke (1884-1943)
A von Moltke cousin. Ambassador to Poland until
Germany invaded Poland in 1939. Hitler appointed
him Ambassador to Spain in 1943, but he died
soon after his arrival in Madrid.