Alexander Edler von Daniels

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Alexander Edler von Daniels
Born 17 March 1891
Died 6 January 1960(1960-01-06) (aged 68)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1910–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 376. Infanterie-Division

World War I

World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Alexander Edler von Daniels (17 March 1891 – 6 January 1960) was a German general who fought in the Battle of Stalingrad.

Daniels commanded the 376th Infantry Division at Stalingrad, which was part of XI Corps of the German Sixth Army. Despite the hardships facing his and many other soldiers, Daniels learned to make ways of entertainment in the ruins of the city.[citation needed] He played a game of target shooting with some of his officers for Oktoberfest, and played card games of Doppelkopf.[citation needed] In late December 1942, after Operation Uranus encircled the Sixth Army, Daniels was promoted to Lieutenant-General (Generalleutnant) and awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Daniels was marched into captivity by the Red Army on January 28, 1943, where he was interrogated by Captain Nikolay Dyatlenko.[1]

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Regarding personal names: Graf is a title, translated as Count, not a first or middle name. The female form is Gräfin. Regarding personal names: Edler is a rank of nobility, not a first or middle name. The female form is Edle.



  1. ^ Beevor 1998, p. 378.


  • Beevor, Antony (1998). Stalingrad. Viking, London. ISBN 978-0-14-103240-5. 
  • 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. 

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