Duke Albrecht of Bavaria,91, who survived Nazi...


July 10, 1996

Duke Albrecht of Bavaria,91, who survived Nazi concentration camps in World War II, died of natural causes Monday at the family's castle on Starnberg Lake, southwest of Munich, Germany, the royal household said. The head of the house of Wittelsbach, Duke Albrecht was heir to the throne of the Bavarian kings when Germany's collapse at the end of World War I in 1918 ended his family's 738-year reign. In 1933, the Nazis forced him to give up his forestry studies because he refused to join a Nazi organization. Protesting Adolf Hitler's rule, Duke Albrecht fled to Hungary in 1937. He returned home at the outbreak of World War II in 1939 to volunteer for the German army, but the Nazis refused to let him serve. The Gestapo arrested Duke Albrecht, his wife and their four children in 1944 and imprisoned them at several Nazi concentration camps until their liberation by Allied troops the next year.

Grayson H. Walker,57, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, died Sunday in Chattanooga after an extended illness. He joined UTC in 1978 as head of the physics and astronomy department and was acting dean of the School of Human Services in 1985. He became dean of the College of Health and Human Services, where under his leadership a physical therapy department and a master's program in nursing were created.

Pub Date: 7/10/96

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