Katja Hoyer Katja Hoyer

The Prince of Prussia’s legal fight brings painful memories back for Germany

Cecilienhof Palace in Potsdam, northeastern Germany, is at the centre of the dispute (Credit: Getty images)

Georg Friedrich Prince of Prussia has two big problems: he is the great-great-grandson and heir of Wilhelm II, Germany’s last emperor who was forced to abdicate after his country’s disastrous defeat in the First World War. For another, he is Prince of a country that hasn’t existed since 1947, when the victorious Allies abolished Prussia.

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Katja Hoyer
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Katja Hoyer

Katja Hoyer is an Anglo-German historian. Her latest book is Beyond the Wall: East Germany, 1949-1990.

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