Hans-Karl Freiherr von Esebeck

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Hans-Karl Freiherr von Esebeck
Born 10 July 1892
Potsdam, German Empire
Died 5 January 1955(1955-01-05) (aged 62)
Iserlohn, West Germany
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Rank General der Panzertruppe
Commands held 11th Panzer Division
15th Panzer Division
Battles/wars

World War I


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

Hans-Karl Asmus Werner Freiherr von Esebeck (10 July 1892 – 5 January 1955) was a German general who commanded the 15th Panzer Division in the Afrika Korps. He was also a conspirator against Adolf Hitler.

Esebeck had knowledge of and was sympathetic to the anti-Hitler conspiracy. He was arrested on 21 July 1944 and spent the rest of the war in concentration camps. Liberated at the end of the war he lived the rest of his life in poverty and died on 5 January 1955.[1]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Mitcham 2007, p. 34.
  2. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 299.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mitcham, Samuel W. (2007). Rommel's Desert Commanders — The Men Who Served the Desert Fox, North Africa, 1941–42. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-3510-9.
  • 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 Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Heinrich von Prittwitz und Gaffron
Commander of 15. Panzer-Division
April 13, 1941 - May 26, 1941
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Neumann-Silkow
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Günther Angern
Commander of 11. Panzer Division
24 August 1941 - 20 October 1941
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Scheller
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Rudolf Veiel
Commander of 2. Panzer-Division
February 17, 1942 - June 1, 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Arno von Lenski