Martin Kohlroser

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Martin Kohlroser
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Martin Kohlroser in foreground
Born 8 January 1905
Died 14 November 1967 (aged 62)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen-SS
Years of service 1933–45
Rank Oberführer (Senior Colonel)
Unit 34th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division Landstorm Nederland
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
German Cross in Gold
Infantry Assault Badge

Martin Kohlroser (8 January 1905 – 14 November 1967) was a SS-Oberführer (Senior Colonel) in the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the German Cross in Gold.

Kohlroser was one of the original 117, men selected by Josef Dietrich to form the Bodyguard for Adolf Hitler in March 1933.[1] and during his service in the SS, he would be promoted from a junior officer in the LSSAH, to the rank of SS-Oberführer and would end World War II, in command of the 34th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division Landstorm Nederland.[2]

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