Hans Friedemann Götze

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Hans Friedemann Goetze
Born (1897-11-03)3 November 1897 
Died 27 May 1940(1940-05-27) (aged 42)
Le Paradis
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1922)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Years of service 1914-1940
Rank SS-Standartenführer
Commands held SS Heimwehr Danzig
SS-Totenkopf Infanterie Regiment 3
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Iron Cross, 1st class

Hans Friedemann Goetze (November 3, 1897 – May 27, 1940) was a Nazi Standartenführer (Colonel) of the German Waffen-SS and commander of SS Heimwehr Danzig (Danzig Home Defence). He was a son of SS-Brigadeführer Friedemann Goetze. He was shot and killed by a British sniper while leading Infanterie Regiment 3 of the 3rd SS Division Totenkopf near Le Paradis.

On 8 September 1939 members of the SS Heimwehr Danzig killed 33 Polish civilians in the village of Ksiazki.[1]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of SS Heimwehr Danzig
July, 1939 - September 29, 1939
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Commander of Infanterie Regiment 3, 3rd SS Division Totenkopf
October 6, 1939 - June 3, 1940
Succeeded by
SS-Standartenführer Matthias Kleinheisterkamp


  1. ^ Sydnor, Charles W. (1990). Soldiers of destruction : the SS Death's Head Division, 1933-1945. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. p. 44. ISBN 0691008531.