André François Poncet

André François Poncet (* 13. June 1887 in Provins (Seine et Marne); † 8. January 1978 in Paris) was a French politician and diplomat, Ambassador Frankreichs a high commissioner French in the third realm , and in Germany from 1949 to 1953.

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François Poncet was from 1931 to 1938 Ambassadors in Berlin, from 1938 to 1940 Ambassadors in Rome. After the occupation of France by Germany Poncet was deportiert and interned.

After the Second World War François Poncet advised the French government starting from 1948. After its Hochkommissariat in Germany from 1949 to 1953 François Poncet from 1953 worked to 1955 as an Ambassador in Bonn. Member of the Académie française was François Poncet since 1952, as well as from 1955 to 1967 president of the French red cross and from 1955 to 1960 president of the French advice of the European movement. His son Jean François Poncet was a French minister of foreign affairs (Ministre français the Affaires of étrangères) from 1978 to 1981.


of one of the largest errors of the Germans it is not to want to believe that their government can also lie. François Poncet (1953)


  • André François Poncet: As Ambassadors in› the third realm ‹. The memories of the French Ambassador in Berlin September 1931 until October 1938. with Florian copper mountain, Mainz Berlin, first German edition 1947, title of the expenditure for original souvenir d'une Ambassade à Berlin with Librairie Ernest Flammarion, Paris, from the French of Dr. Erna Stübel

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