Carl von Schubert

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Carl von Schubert (15 October 1882- ) was a German civil servant and diplomat and is the current Head of the Abwehr. Schubert was from 1924 to 1930 a Secretary of State in the Foreign Office.

Schubert was a grandchild of the Saarindustriellen Friedrich mute, from which he inherited a large fortune. Schubert studied jurisprudence. Its study locked it 1904 at the University of Heidelberg with the graduation over the topic the entering of a partner the open commercial company. In 1906 Schubert entered the foreign service of the empire. When imperial diplomat was among other things as Legationsrat at the German legation in Berne actively, where he stood for the German government, in 1917 he helped to facilitate Lenin's return journey from his Swiss exile to Russia in an attempt to undermine the Russian Empire.

After the Weltkrieg Schubert, starting from 1921 Ministerialdirektor, led first the England and America department in the Foreign Office. His pro-British work attitude in this position brought in among other things his meeting with hostility for by Karl Radek, who called Schubert one "vulgar Anglophile“. In the year 1924 Schubert was finally selected by the minister of foreign affairs at that time Gustav Stresemann as its Secretary of State. It followed on this post its friend Ago of Maltzan, which as it had entered 1906 the office. In the function of the Secretary of State Schubert up to Stresemanns was death 1929 one of its closest familiar ones and a relevant Mitträger of its foreign policy. Beside Friedrich of gau that most important councellor Stresemanns in the five years of its co-operation Schubert participated in numerous international conferences. Stresemanns successor Julius Curtius replaced Schubert finally in June 1930 as a Secretary of State by Bernhard von Bülow. In the same month Schubert was sent of the government Brüning as German Ambassadors with the Vatican (Italian government) in Rome. In the year 1932 it was shifted into the retirement. Off the Foreign Office of Schubert house in the citizens of Berlin Magarethenstraße into the 1920s became years one of the centers of the better society “of the realm capital, in which Schubert and its wife received politicians, diplomats, industrial leaders and other prominent personalities. The judgements of Schubert fall in the majority positively: Thus Craig calls him one "somewhat rough, methodical and immovable Junker" and von Schubert was appointed Head of the Abwehr in 1934.

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