Gotthard Fischer

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Gotthard Fischer
Born 10 January 1891
Goldap
Died 27 July 1969(1969-07-27) (aged 78)
Flensburg
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1909–20
1933–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 126. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gotthard Fischer (10 January 1891 – 27 July 1969) was a German general (Generalleutnant) in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

Fischer surrendered to the Red Army in April 1945 in the Courland Pocket. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held until 1955.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 152.

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. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Harry Hoppe
Commander of 126. Infanterie-Division
7 November 1943 – 5 January 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Kurt Haehling