Hans Traut

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Hans Traut
Generalleutnant Hans Traut.jpg
Born 25 January 1895
Died 9 December 1974(1974-12-09) (aged 79)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 10th Infantry Division
263rd Infantry Division
78th Sturm Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Hans Traut (25 January 1895 – 9 December 1974) was a German general during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.

Traut surrendered to the Red Army troops in the course of the Soviet 1944 Vitebsk–Orsha Offensive. In 1947 he was convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union and sentenced to 25 years of forced labor. Traut was released in 1955.

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 391.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 345.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 52.
  4. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 479.

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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm von Loeper
Commander of 10th Infantry Division
15 April 1942 – 25 April 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant August Schmidt
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Ernst Häckel
Commander of 263rd Infantry Division
24 April 1942 – 1 April 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Werner Richter
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Paul Völckers
Commander of 78th Sturm Division
1 April 1943 – 31 October 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Heribert von Larisch