Boris Kraas

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Boris Kraas
Boris Kraas.jpg
Born 23 July 1915
Witten, Germany
Died 13 February 1945(1945-02-13) (aged 29)
Budapest, Hungary
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Years of service 1939–1945
Rank Sturmbannführer
Unit 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
German Cross in Gold
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
Close Combat Clasp in Bronze
Wound Badge in Gold
Relations Brigadeführer, Hugo Kraas

Boris Kraas (23 July 1915 – 13 February 1945) was a Sturmbannführer (Major) in the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. This was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Boris Kraas was awarded the Knight's Cross posthumously on the 28 February 1945, for his actions in command of the 3rd SS Panzerjäger Battalion, 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf.[1]

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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 Wehrmachtsteile [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. 
  • Mitcham, Jr.Samuel, Retreat to the Reich, Stackpole books 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3384-X
  • Henschler Henri & Fay Will, Armor Battles of the Waffen-SS, 1943-45 Stackpole Books, 2003. ISBN 0-8117-2905-2
  • Ullrich, Karl, Like a Cliff in the Ocean, J.J. Fedorowicz, 2002. ISBN 0-921991-69-X