Boris Kraas

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Boris Kraas
Boris Kraas.jpg
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
Relations Hugo Kraas

Boris Kraas (23 July 1915 – 13 February 1945) was a member of the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The award was made posthumously on 28 February 1945 for his actions in command of a battalion in the SS Division Totenkopf.


Further reading[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.