Gero von Schulze-Gaevernitz was a German economist. He became a crucial assistant of Allen Dulles in Europe and was awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1945 for his skillful negotiations in Ascona, Switzerland, for the surrender of a million Nazi forces in World War II, with specific reference to Italy. He was the son of Gerhart von Schulze-GÃ¤vernitz, professor of Political Science at Freiburg University and a member of the Weimar parliament. His mother was Johanna Hirsch,.
Von Schulze-Gaevernitz had two sisters: Ruth Gaevernitz, a historian; and Margiana von Schulze-GÃ¤vernitz, who married entrepreneur and philanthropist Edmund Stinnes.