Talk:Johannes Blaskowitz

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Article needs expansion overall, wherever possible or applicable. Introduction especially needs expansion - what distinguishes him from other German WWII generals? LordAmeth 20:11, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

According to the 2004 Encyclopedia Britannica computer disc, Blaskowitz was a "German field marshal," although the date on which he attained that rank was not indicated. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.161.189.90 (talk) 18:50, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

War crimes[edit]

From the description, Gen. Blaskowitz blatantly opposed the SS atrocities. What war crimes was he accused of? What chance did he have of being convicted?

The specific trial became known as the "High Command Trial," the actual title however was "United States of America v. Wilhelm von Leeb, et al. (Case 12). It was something of a follow-on to the unsuccessful effort at the prior IMT court to establish collective responsibility of the General Staff. The crimes were crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
I'm not entirely certain what criteria were used to pick the defendants, who seem an odd mixture; my tentative guess is that the inclusion of Blaskowitz was merely a tragically ironic coincidence; alternatively, perhaps they were aware of his protests and intended to use them as evidence of the 'guilty mind' of high ranking officers and their knowledge of what was going on. 142.167.169.231 17:30, 3 February 2007 (UTC)


I have never seen a less citationed article in wiki. Any citations - factual not reliable. Are his memos to Hitler,etc available? It seems almost myhtical that he could oppose Hitler and the SS so oprnly and return to command and prosper, actually more that mythical,downright impossible(this definitely needs citations.159.105.80.141 (talk) 12:32, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Blaskowitz or Von Blaskowitz?[edit]

This article seems to switch between referring to the general as "Blaskowitz" and as "Von Blaskowitz" at random. The two are not synonymous; "von" designates a member of the junker class. It is a common mistake to randomly insert "von"s into German names, as in the frequent error "Erich von Ludendorff" for WWI's Erich Ludendorff. In this article, the actual article is titled "Johannes Blaskowitz", but then the introduction immediately redubs him "Johannes von Blaskowitz". Which is it? Whoever knows should make appropriate edits to the page to ensure consistency. Segregold (talk) 23:04, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

It is definitely "Blaskowitz" without "von". I've corrected everything (hopefully). --Bernardoni (talk) 15:26, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Suicide, or ... ?[edit]

Richard Giziowski, in The Enigma of General Blaskowitz — which I confess I haven't read — reportedly argues that Blaskowitz did not commit suicide, but was murdered by other high-ranking Wehrmacht officers who wanted to avoid his disclosures about their crimes during the Nazi era. I was surprised to find that neither this entry, nor the one on German Wiki, reference this theory. I was thinking about buying Giziowski's book. Now I'm wondering how credible its premise might be. Any info out there?

  • Hippocrene Books,1996. ISBN-10: 0781805031; ISBN-13: 978-0781805032.

Sca (talk) 21:07, 10 February 2013 (UTC)