Bruno Schatz

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Bruno Schatz
Born (1894-06-24)24 June 1894
Died 3 December 1974(1974-12-03) (aged 80)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1915–20
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 122nd Infantry Division
Battles/wars Courland Pocket
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Bruno Schatz (24 June 1894 – 3 December 1974) as a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded the 122nd Infantry Division. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Schatz surrendered to the Soviet Red Army troops in May 1945 in the Courland Pocket. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was repatriated to Germany in October 1955.

Awards and decorations[edit]



  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 304.


  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Fangohr
Commander of 122. Infanterie-Division
20 January 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by