Karl von Oberkamp

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Karl Reichsritter von Oberkamp
Born (1893-10-30)30 October 1893
Died 4 May 1947(1947-05-04) (aged 53)
executed in Belgrade
Years of service 1912–1945
Rank Brigadeführer
Commands held 7. SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division Prinz Eugen
38. SS-Division Nibelungen
Awards Iron Cross

SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Karl Ferdinand Reichsritter von Oberkamp (1893–1947) was a German Heer and Waffen-SS officer who commanded the 7. SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division Prinz Eugen, 38. SS-Division Nibelungen and the V.SS-Gebirgs-Korps. Following World War II, Reichsritter von Oberkamp was extradited to Yugoslavia, tried for war crimes and executed in Belgrade on 4 May 1947.

Summary of his military career[edit]

Dates of rank[edit]

Notable decorations[edit]


  • Yerger, Mark C.Waffen-SS Commanders: Army, Corps, and Divisional Leaders, Vol.2 – Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1999.
Military offices
Preceded by
SS-Obergruppenführer Artur Phleps
Commander of 7. SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division Prinz Eugen
15 May 1943 – 30 January 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Brigadeführer Otto Kumm
Preceded by
SS-Obergruppenführer Artur Phleps
Commander of V.SS-Gebirgs-Korps
21 September 1944 – 1 October 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Obergruppenführer Friedrich Jeckeln
Preceded by
SS-Gruppenführer Heinz Lammerding
Commander of 38. SS-Division Nibelungen (assigned)
May 1945
Succeeded by
SS-Standartenführer Martin Stange