Günther Brandt

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Dr. med. Günther Brandt
Born (1898-10-01)1 October 1898
Kiel
Died 4 July 1973(1973-07-04) (aged 74)
Bayreuth
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1921)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kaiserliche Marine
 Reichsmarine
 Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1915–21
1935–45
Rank Korvettenkapitän of the Reserves
Unit SMS Freya
SMS Elsaß
SMS Zähringen
SMS Schlesien
SMS Kaiserin Augusta
SMS Thüringen
Commands held 8. Vorpostenflottille
12. U-Jagdflottille
21. U-Jagdflottille
Battles/wars

World War I


Spartacist uprising
Silesian Uprisings


World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Dr. med. Günther Rudolf Wilhelm Brandt[Note 1] (1 October 1898 – 4 July 1973) was a Korvettenkapitän of the Reserves with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. He was also with a Costal Raider Unit (Küstenjäger) of the Brandenburgers in 1943.

Following World War I, Brandt joined the "Marinebrigade Ehrhardt" and fought with the Freikorps in the Spartacist uprising of the German Revolution in Berlin, and in the Silesian Uprisings against the Poles and Polish Silesians of Upper Silesia. In 1921 he joined the Nazi Party and was involved in the assassination of the Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau in June 1922. He was sentenced to four years imprisonment in 1925. He was released early and studied medicine from 1926 to 1932 in Kiel, Berlin and Munich.[1]

Brandt was also an SS officer with the final rank of Obersturmbannführer. He joined the Nazi Party with membership #2,579,863 and the SS as member #107,079.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In German a Doctor of Medicine is abbreviated as Dr. med. (Doctor medicinae).

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Citations
  1. ^ Schmuhl 2005, p. 165.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Dörr 1995, p. 76.
  3. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 56.
  4. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 239.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 142.
Bibliography
  • Dörr, Manfred (1995). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 1: A–K [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Surface Forces of the Navy—Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2453-2. 
  • 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. 
  • Huß, Jürgen; Viohl, Armin (2003). Die Ritterkreuzträger des Eisernen Kreuzes der preußischen Provinz Schleswig-Holstein und der Freien und Hansestadt Lübeck 1939–1945 [The Knight's Cross Bearers the Prussian Province of Schleswig-Holstein and the Free and Hanseatic City of Lübeck 1939–1945] (in German). Zweibrücken, Germany: VDM Heinz Nickel. ISBN 978-3-925480-79-9. 
  • 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. 
  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Navy]. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 978-3-87943-355-1. 
  • 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. 
  • Schmuhl, Hans-Walter (2005). Grenzüberschreitungen: das Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Anthropologie, menschliche Erblehre und Eugenik 1927–1945 [Crossing Boundaries: the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics 1927–1945] (in German). Göttingen, Germany: Wallstein Verlag. ISBN 978-3-89244-799-3. 

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