Arthur Boje

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Arthur Boje
Born (1895-08-03)3 August 1895
Berlin
Died 18 April 1981(1981-04-18) (aged 85)
Hamburg
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1919)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–19
1935–45
Rank Oberst
Commands held Infanterie-Regiment 134
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police Officer

Arthur Boje (3 August 1895 – 18 April 1981) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Arthur Boje, commanding officer of Grenadier Regiment 134, part of the 44th Infantry Division was captured by Soviet troops in 1943 after the fall of Stalingrad. As a prisoner of war, he was interrogated and tortured in Moscow's infamous Lubjanka prison and was subsequently imprisoned in some of the worst Soviet labor camps and deported to Kazakhstan. He refused to join the National Committee for a Free Germany (NKFD) founded by General v. Seydlitz-Kurzbach on Soviet orders. Boje was released with the last German POWs in January 1956.

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  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 118.

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  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Boje, Arthur (2002) Stalins deutsche Agenten. Ein Kriegsgefangener berichtet Graz, Austria: Leopold Stocker Verlag. ISBN 3-7020-0946-9

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