Boris Kraas

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Boris Kraas
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Born 23 July 1915
Witten, Province of Westphalia, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died 13 February 1945(1945-02-13) (aged 29)
Budapest, Central Hungary, Kingdom of Hungary
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Years of service 1939–1945
Rank SS-Sturmbannführer collar.svg SS-Sturmbannführer
Unit 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
German Cross in Gold
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
Close Combat Clasp in Bronze
Wound Badge in Gold
Relations Brigadeführer, Hugo Kraas

Boris Kraas (23 July 1915 – 13 February 1945) was a Sturmbannführer (Major) in the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. This was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Boris Kraas was awarded the Knight's Cross posthumously on the 28 February 1945, for his actions in command of the 3rd SS Panzerjäger Battalion, 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf.[1]


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