Georg Jauer

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Georg Jauer
Born (1896-06-25)25 June 1896
Lissen, West Prussia
Died 5 August 1971(1971-08-05) (aged 75)
Greven, North Rhine-Westphalia
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank General der Panzertruppe
Commands held 20th Panzer Grenadier Division
25th Panzer Division
Panzer Corps Großdeutschland
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Georg Jauer (25 June 1896 – 5 August 1971) was a Panzer General in the German army during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). 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.


He joined the Imperial German Army in 1914 and served in the 15th Artillery Regiment in World War I as a Leutnant. He became an ordnance officer and was retained in the Reichswehr as an artillery officer and by 1935 he had reached the rank of Major. At the outbreak of World War II he was serving in the army personnel office as an Oberstleutnant. In March 1941 as an Oberst he was appointed the commander of the 29th Artillery Regiment and on 15 March 1942 he took command of the Artillery Regiment Großdeutschland.

In April 1943 after a spell in the leadership reserve he commanded the 20th Motorized Infantry and 20th Panzer Grenadier Division on promotion to generalmajor and took part in the Battle of the Kamenets-Podolsky Pocket. He then led the 25th Panzer Division at the Battle of Kiev. On 12 March 1945 he was promoted to General der Panzertruppe as commander of the élite Panzer Corps Großdeutschland and continued to serve in this command until the German surrender. He was released from allied captivity in July 1947.



  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 243.
  2. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 419.
  • 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. 
  • 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 (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 Adolf von Schell
Commander of 25. Panzer-Division
15 November 1943 – 21 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans Tröger