Erich Abraham

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Erich Abraham
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Erich Abraham
Born (1895-03-27)27 March 1895
Marienburg in West Prussia
Died 7 March 1971(1971-03-07) (aged 75)
Wiesbaden
Buried at Südfriedhof in Wiesbaden
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 76. Infanterie-Division
LXIII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Erich Gottfried Abraham (27 March 1895 – 7 March 1971) was a German general of Infantry, serving during World War II. Abraham commanded the LXIII. Armeekorps on the Western Front in 1945. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Abraham was born in Marienburg in West Prussia. He died in Wiesbaden.

Military career[edit]

Erich Abraham volunteered for military service on 4 August 1914 and on 11 July 1915 was assigned to Infanterie-Regiment 341 as a Leutnant of the military reserves. Oberleutnant Abraham left the military service on 20 May 1920 and joined the police as a Leutnant. On 15 October 1935 he again joined the military service holding the rank of Major and as a company commander was assigned to Infanterie-Regiment 18.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e f Thomas 1997, p. 1.
  2. ^ a b c Thomas and Wegmann 1987, p. 10.
  3. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 10.
  4. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 187.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 113.
  6. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 85.
Bibliography
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2003). Eichenlaubträger 1940 – 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe I Abraham – Huppertz [Oak Leaves Bearers 1940 – 1945 Contemporary History in Color I Abraham – Huppertz] (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite. ISBN 978-3-932381-20-1. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1987). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 1: A–Be [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 1: A–Be] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1153-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Carl Rodenburg
Commander of 76. Infanterie-Division
April 1, 1943 – July, 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Otto-Hermann Brücker
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Otto-Hermann Brücker
Commander of 76. Infanterie-Division
August, 1944 – 17 October 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Siegfried von Rekowski