Alfons Hitter

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Alfons Hitter
1944 kapitulation witebsk vasilevsky chernyakovski gallwitzer hitter 3.jpg
Hitter (second from right) and corps commander Gollwitzer surrender to the Soviet forces.
Born (1892-06-04)4 June 1892
Died 11 March 1968(1968-03-11) (aged 75)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 206th Infantry Division
Battles/wars Vitebsk–Orsha Offensive
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work National Committee for a Free Germany

Alfons Hitter (4 June 1892, Hochstatt, Alsace-Lorraine – 11 March 1968) was a German general during World War II who commanded the 206th Infantry Division. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.

Hitter surrendered to the Soviet forces during Operation Bagration when his division was encircled and destroyed at Vitebsk. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held in prison for eleven years, joining the National Committee for a Free Germany while in captivity. He was released in 1955.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 285.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 188.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 189.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 71.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hugo Höfl
Commander of 206. Infanterie-Division
10 July 1942 - 13 July 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Carl André
Preceded by
Generalmajor Carl André
Commander of 206. Infanterie-Division
14 September 1943 - 28 June 1944
Succeeded by
None