Carl Anders

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Carl Anders
Born 31 August 1893
Died 28 January 1972(1972-01-28) (aged 78)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 168th Infantry Division
88th Infantry Division
Battles/wars

World War II

Vistula–Oder Offensive
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Carl Ulrich Ernst Paul Anders (31 August 1893 – 28 January 1972) was a German general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded several infantry divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

Anders surrendered to the Red Army in the course of the Soviet 1945 Vistula–Oder Offensive. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held until 1955.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas & Wegmann 1987, p. 72.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 15.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 99.

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; Wegmann, Günter (1987). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 1: A–Be [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 1: A–Be] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1153-2. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Werner Schmidt-Hammer
Commander of 168. Infanterie-Division
8 September 1944 – 9 December 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Werner Schmidt-Hammer
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Georg Graf von Rittberg
Commander of 88. Infanterie-Division
8 January 1945 – 27 January 1945
Succeeded by
none