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|Born||29 June 1887|
|Died||16 June 1969(aged 81)|
|Commands held||256th Infantry Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Gerhard Kauffmann (29 June 1887 – 16 June 1969) was a German general during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Kauffmann was retired from active service on 30 September 1943.
Awards and decorations
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 9 July 1941 as generalleutnant and commander of 256th Infantry Division 
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 206.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) . 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.
Generalleutnant Josef Folttmann
|Commander of 256th Infantry Division
10 January 1940 – 4 January 1942
Generalleutnant Friedrich Weber