Nobles of the region at the end of the noble privilege 2

Nobles of the region at the end of the noble privilege

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Titles and names sound right: Princess Gloria or Prince Ernst August. But they are not either a real princess or a real prince, nor are they strictly strictly noble in the strict sense. 100 years ago, the privileges and titles of the nobility in Germany were removed. Photo of the Queen Elizabeth II queen's crown: Toby Melville / PA Wire / dpa

Titles and names sound right: Princess Gloria or Prince Ernst August. But they are not either a real princess or a real prince, nor are they strictly strictly noble in the strict sense. 100 years ago, the privileges and titles of the nobility in Germany were removed. Photo of the Queen Elizabeth II queen's crown: Toby Melville / PA Wire / dpa

Titles and names sound right: Princess Gloria or Prince Ernst August. But they are not either a real princess or a real prince, nor are they strictly strictly noble in the strict sense. 100 years ago, the privileges and titles of the nobility in Germany were removed. Photo of the Queen Elizabeth II queen's crown: Toby Melville / PA Wire / dpa

Until 1919, the nobility was a separate state in Germany with titles and privileges. 100 years ago, he lost his special position and everything that did. The PNP asked the region's lords that they thought noble names should be abolished.

Valley's Max-Georg Graf von Arco says the expectations of the nobility are high. Photo: Brasserie Arco Valley

Valley's Max-Georg Graf von Arco says the expectations of the nobility are high. Photo: Brasserie Arco Valley

Valley's Max-Georg Graf von Arco says the expectations of the nobility are high. Photo: Brasserie Arco Valley

His name implies a commitment to tradition and involves the responsibility to continue his activities as he did centuries ago, says Count Arco to Valley, owner of the Graf Arco brewery in Eichendorf (district of Dingolfing-Landau). On the side of the latest claim made by the Berlin jusos to permanently remove the addition of the noble name, Count Arco does not hold much: "It's the wrong way, that's the name which is in my name of person in the line of the surname. "

Ferdinand Freiherr von Aretin clearly opposes the abolition of aristocratic titles. Photo: Aldersbach Brewery

Ferdinand Freiherr von Aretin clearly opposes the abolition of aristocratic titles. Photo: Aldersbach Brewery

Ferdinand Freiherr von Aretin clearly opposes the abolition of aristocratic titles. Photo: Aldersbach Brewery

Ferdinand Freiherr von Aretin, director of the Aldersbach brewery (Passau district), sees it in principle similar. "My God, that's my name, it's so that someone who's called Mueller-Schulze does not just want to call Schulze." In addition, the nobility also had certain obligations, he said. "No obligation imposed," he says. It's about good manners, manners, reputation and involvement. The proposal to abolish titles of nobility is "a typical egalitarianism that still exists in socialism".

Ali Baron von Wolffersdorff could very well do without additions to aristocratic names. Photo: Gutsverwaltung Oberzwieselau

Ali Baron von Wolffersdorff could very well do without additions to aristocratic names. Photo: Gutsverwaltung Oberzwieselau

Ali Baron von Wolffersdorff could very well do without additions to aristocratic names. Photo: Gutsverwaltung Oberzwieselau

Traditionally, a title of nobility is probably still associated with the property, says Ali Baron von Wolffersdorff, who currently runs the estate on the Schloss Oberzwieselau (District Regen). In his case, this property is historically linked to a location in Wolfersdorf near Freising. "The title itself means little or nothing after the abolition of noble privileges." In Germany, the cancellation of the title in his opinion would only make sense. Another reason: "Some have seen their name updated by adoption, for example, and I would be the last to say no to a cancellation."
More information about this for free with PNP Plus and in the Wednesday edition of Passauer Neue Presse (page 3) at the online kiosk.

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