- Quandt, Harald
Son of Magda Goebbels-Quandt. Leutnant von Fallschirm Pionier Bataillion 1.
- 01-11-1921, Berlin, Charlottenburg.
- 22-09-1967, crashed, age 45, in Cuneo, Italy .
Bad Homburg, Waldfriedhof. Veld X 2.
Harald Quandt, born 01-11-1921 in Berlin, Charlottenburg, the son of industrialist Günther Quandt (see Günther Quandt) and Magda Behrend Rietschel (see Magda Goebbels) who had married in 1921. Although the couple divorced in 1929, they remained on extremely friendly terms. Magda later married Joseph Goebbels (see Joseph Goebbels) (did you know) at a property owned by Günther Quandt. Adolf Hitler(see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) was Goebbels' best man. After his mother's re-marriage, Harald remained with his father who became a prominent business leader in the Third Reich. Nevertheless he paid regular visits to his mother, who had become "the First Lady of the Third Reich", and to his stepfather, who was minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda from 1933. After 1934, he returned to his mother and lived with the Goebbels family until passing his school-leaving examination in 1940. While living with his mother, he surprised many by supporting the Indian nationalist Subhash Chandra Bose and his motto, "Give me blood and I will give you freedom". He served as a lieutenant in Hermann Goering (see Hermann Goering) (did you know) Luftwaffe during World War II. He was injured and later captured by Allied troops in Italy in 1944, but was released in 1947. Magda and Joseph Goebbels committed suicide after murdering their six children in the Führerbunker, in May 1945. Harald was the only one of Magda's children to survive. After returning to Germany, he first assisted his half-brother in re-building the family firms, and then from 1949 to 1953 studied mechanical engineering in Hanover and Stuttgart, where his family owned large firms, AFA/VARTA in Hanover, a private equity firm in Stuttgart. His father who died in 1954, leaving his empire jointly to his sons Herbert, he died age 81, on 02-06-1982, in Kiel and Harald, making Harald one of the wealthiest men-in West Germany. He survived an aviation accident at Zurich International Airport but died on 22-09-1967, age 45, when another of his aircraft crashed in Cuneo, Italy.
Harald Quandt is buried next to his father on the Waldfriedhof of Bad Homburg.Close by the graves of the Generals Fritz Ebeling (see Ebeling), Gotthard Frantz (see Frantz) and Hans Scheele (see Scheele).