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Re: Restoration of the monarchy
User logged in as Damian
It's interesting to see that the princes supporting nazism came mostly from northern/centre Germany - Prussia, Hessen, Saxe-Coburg, Hannover, Waldeck, Schaumburg-Lippe, and most were protestant.
Of course there were exceptions - the kaiser himself did not show any particular support nor did his grandson Ludwig-Ferdinand.
The former Kaiser may not have had any formal links with the Nazis but there is plenty of evidence to indicate his unofficial support for them. He sent a telegram of congratulations to Hitler on the occasion of the German conquest of France and high ranking Nazis were frequent guests at his place of exile in Doorn. His second wife, Empress Hermine, was a particularly enthusiastic Nazi supporter. When the former Kaiser died, Nazi soldiers formed an honour guard at his funeral.
I heartily endorse Eleonore's recommendation of Jonathan Petropoulos' 2006 book "Royals and The Reich". It will tell you pretty much evereything you want to know about the links between the German princes and the Nazis.