Harry Kessler

Count Harry Kessler was born in 1868; his father was a banker who had been ennobled by Kaiser Wilhelm I and his mother was a famous Irish beauty. He saw action in the First World War and took part in negotiations that led to Lenin's sealed-train trip across Germany to St Petersburg. At the end of the war he was posted to Warsaw as German minister. He served on diplomatic missions to the Genoa Conference of 1922 and on secret negotiations with the British in 1923. After Hitler's rise to power in...See more