Gerhard Schmidhuber

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Gerhard Schmidhuber
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Born (1894-04-09)9 April 1894
Died 11 February 1945(1945-02-11) (aged 50)
Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch German Army (Wehrmacht)
Years of service 1914–20
1933–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 7th Panzer Division
13th Panzer Division
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Gerhard Schmidhuber (9 April 1894 – 11 February 1945) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Schmidhuber was commanding officer of the Heer's 13th Panzer Division during World War II. When the Germans occupied Hungary in 1944, Schmidhuber was supreme commander of German army forces in that country. In that capacity, he had extensive dealings with the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg and after being threatened that he will be treated as a war criminal, prevented the liquidation of the Jewish ghetto.[dubious ] Schmidhuber was killed in action in the Battle of Budapest.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 264.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 411.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 380.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 95.

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 (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Dr. Karl Mauss
Commander of 7th Panzer Division
2 May 1944 – 9 September 1944
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppe Dr. Karl Mauss
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Tröger
Commander of 13th Panzer Division
9 September 1944 – 11 February 1945
Succeeded by
none