Fritz Bronsart von Schellendorf

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Friedrich (Fritz) Bronsart von Schellendorf (1864–1950)[1] was a German officer and politician. He was the chief of Staff of the Ottoman Army, part of German military mission in the Ottoman Empire. He had replaced Otto Liman von Sanders who was sent to the Aegean region due to his disagreements with Enver Pasha. He was instrumental drafting initial war plans for the Ottoman Army. He is "depicted as the actual initiator of the scheme of the Armenian Genocide".[2] He was an ardent supporter of Hitler during 1930s also.[3]


  1. ^ Deutsches Bundesarchiv
  2. ^ Dadrian, Vahakn N., The history of the Armenian genocide: ethnic conflict from the Balkans to Anatolia to the Caucasus. Berghahn Books, New York 2004, ISBN 1-57181-666-6, p.256.
  3. ^ ERMENİ SOYKIRIMINDA ALMANYA’NIN ROLÜ, 6 November 2015, Merve Erol, Heinrich Boll Stiftung