Helmuth Schlömer

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Helmuth Schlömer
Born20 May 1893
Died18 August 1995(1995-08-18) (aged 102)
Allegiance German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Years of service1913–45
Commands held3rd Infantry Division
XIV Panzer Corps
Battles/warsWorld War I

World War II

AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other workNKFD

Helmuth Schlömer (20 May 1893 – 18 August 1995) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the XIV Panzer Corps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany. Schlömer was taken prisoner in the Battle of Stalingrad in 1943.

On 29 Jan 1943 Friedrich Paulus learned "Lieutenant-General Schlomer and other generals had received Red Army envoys and were negotiating a surrender with them."[1] While in Soviet captivity he joined the National Committee for a Free Germany or NKFD and was released in 1949.[2]

Awards and decorations[edit]



  1. ^ Adam, Wilhelm; Ruhle, Otto (2015). With Paulus at Stalingrad. Translated by Tony Le Tissier. Pen and Sword Books Ltd. p. 203. ISBN 9781473833869.
  2. ^ Kagachi, Chihiro (1977). The Military of Nazi Germany, Part II.
  3. ^ Thomas 1998, p. 261.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 308.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 57.


  • 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.
  • 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 Curt Jahn
Commander of 3. Infanterie-Division (mot.)
1 April 1942 – 17 January 1943
Succeeded by
Oberst Jobst Freiherr von Hanstein
Preceded by
Generaloberst Hans-Valentin Hube
Commander of XIV Panzer Corps
17 January 1943 – 2 February 1943
Succeeded by
Generaloberst Hans-Valentin Hube