Fritz-Rudolf Schultz

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Fritz-Rudolf Schultz
Born (1917-02-19)19 February 1917
Munich
Died 2 March 2002(2002-03-02) (aged 85)
Gau-Bischofsheim
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
West Germany West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–1938, 1939–1945
Rank Major
Commands held Panzer-Regiment 35
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Great Cross of Merit
Other work Politician

Fritz-Rudolf Schultz (19 February 1917 – 2 March 2002) was a German politician and member of the FDP.

Schultz fought in World War II as a member of the Panzertruppe. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves which he received from Heinrich Himmler personally in Trossingen.

After the war he initially worked on his parents vineyard in Gau-Bischofsheim. He became a member of the German Bundestag and elected Ombudsman for the Military (Wehrbeauftragter) on 11 March 1970. He held this office until 19 March 1975.

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Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 297.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 428.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2001, p. 392.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2001, p. 91.
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. 
  • 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 (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 

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