Edwin Henckel Donnersmarck

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Edwin Henckel von Donnersmarck (born January 23, 1865 in Romolkwitz , Silesia ; died March 23, 1929 in Nakło , Upper Silesia ) was a German-Polish count , manor owner, mining entrepreneur and member of the Prussian House of Representatives (centre).

He came from the Silesian noble family Henckel von Donnersmarck and was born the son of Reichstag deputy Lazarus IV Henckel von Donnersmarck ( 1835-1914) and his wife Maria Countess of Schweinitz and Krain (1838-1914); the industrialist Hugo Henckel von Donnersmarck (1811–1890) was his grandfather.

Edwin Henckel von Donnersmarck owned a manor in Romolkwitz. In the Beuthen Free Estate , which belonged to him , he operated as an entrepreneur in the long-term coal and ore mining and zinc smelting.

The Count was very religious and was involved nationally in the Catholic Church; etc. In 1912 he served in Aachen and in 1921 in Frankfurt am Main as Vice President of the German Catholic Convention .

From 1908 to 1918 he was a member of the Prussian state parliament for the German Center Party . In the Reichstag elections of 1912, he ran for the Center Party in the constituency of Breslau(Land)-Neumarkt . From 1925 to 1929 the nobleman served as President of the German People’s League for Polish Silesia . [3]

Before 1918, Edwin Henckel von Donnersmarck chaired the Silesian Automobile Club , a former regional section of the AvD . The count also worked as a thoroughbred breeder and racing team owner.