Egloff von Tippelskirch (1913-1946)

Egloff von Tippelskirch (1913-1946)

Egloff von Tippelskirch was a German exchange student who spent a year at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania under the auspices of the Institute of International Education and received a degree with the class of 1933. The following year saw Jurgen von Oertzen arrive on a similar program.

Born in Charlottenburg on June 5, 1913 near Brandenburg in northern Germany, Tippelskirch attended boarding school at Dahlen, outside of Berlin. He went on to the Universities of Berlin and Freiburg where he took his law examinations before arriving in Carlisle. In the words of the Dickinsonian, "a tall and unassuming boy," he studied American criminal law and history while at the College. He returned to Berlin and ultimately earned his doctorate.

According to reports from his family, Egloff von Tippelskirch served in the German Army on the eastern front where he was captured. He died in February 1946 in a Russian prisoner of war camp. His name does not appear on the Dickinson Second World War plaque in Memorial Hall.

More information about other Dickinson war casualties can be found through the online project "In Remembrance" (see link for related entries below).

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