House of History: the Podcast

Germany’s Last Kaiser: Wilhelm II’s Life in Exile after his Abdication

February 6, 2021

Germany's Last Kaiser Wilhelm II lived for another 23 years after he abdicated and was forced into exile following Germany's defeat during the First World War. He lived in exile in the Netherlands and passed away only in June 1941. To give you an idea: that is well after Hitler had been in power, and two years after the Second World War broke out. Knowing this, it begs the inevitable question: what was the life of the Last German Kaiser like, in exile, with all those turbulent changes going on in the Empire he once ruled? 

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