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  1. Major in the Reserve. Prince Christoph of Hesse (Christoph Ernst August; 14 May 1901 – 7 October 1943) was a nephew of Kaiser Wilhelm II. He was an SS-Oberführer in the Allgemeine SS and an officer in the Luftwaffe Reserve, killed on active duty in a plane crash during World War II. His brother-in-law, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark ...

  2. Apr 18, 2021 · At his wish, Philip’s German relatives attend funeral despite family’s Nazi past ... Princess Sophie, married Prince Christoph of Hesse, a German SS officer, in 1930.

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  3. Prince Christoph of Hesse (Christoph Ernst August; 14 May 1901 – 7 October 1943) was a nephew of Kaiser Wilhelm II. He was an SS-Oberführer in the Allgemeine SS and an officer in the Luftwaffe Reserve, killed on active duty in a plane crash during World War II. His brother-in-law, Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, fought on the British ...

  4. May 22, 2006 · They are his three remaining brothers-in-law, including Prince Christoph of Hesse in SS regalia, as well as Christoph’s brother, Prince Philipp of Hesse, decked out in the garb of the equally ...

  5. Family background and early life. Born in Germany on 10 January 1933 at Friedrichshof Castle near Kronberg im Taunus, Princess Christina ("Krista") of Hesse was the eldest child of Prince Christoph of Hesse (1901 — 1943) and Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark (1914 — 2001) Her father, Prince Christoph of Hesse, was a nephew of Germany's last emperor Wilhelm II.

  6. Apr 10, 2021 · Prince Philip's regard for German cousins who were kept out of public eye for years ... Sophie's SS officer husbnad, Prince Christoph von Hesse, also died in a plane crash, in 1943 on his way back ...

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  8. The fall of 1943 was to be a devastating one for the Hessen family. On October 7, Christoph boarded a plane in Italy to return to Germany. The aircraft struck a mountain at 1,000 feet, killing Christoph and the pilot instantly. His wife, Princess Sophie, was widowed at 29, pregnant with their fifth child.

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