Hubert Meyer

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Hubert Meyer
Born (1913-12-05)5 December 1913
Berlin, German Empire
Died 16 November 2012(2012-11-16) (aged 98)
Leverkusen, Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Waffen SS
Years of service 1933–45
Rank SS-Obersturmbannführer Collar Rank.svg SS-Obersturmbannführer
Commands held SS Division Hitlerjugend
Battles/wars World War II
Awards German Cross in Gold

Hubert Meyer (5 December 1913 – 16 November 2012) was a German Waffen-SS officer who served during World War II. He had junior postings with the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler and commanded the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend in 1944. After the war, he became active in HIAG, a Waffen-SS lobby group.

Career[edit]

Born in 1913, Meyer joined the SS in 1933; in 1937 Meyer was posted to Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (LSSAH). He took part in the invasion of Poland, invasion of the Netherlands and invasion of France, and Operation Barbarossa. In February 1943 Meyer was given command of a regiment and participated in the Third Battle of Kharkov. He was awarded the German Cross in Gold on 6 May 1943. In September 1943 Meyer graduated from the General Staff Officer course and was assigned to the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend. After the divisional commander Kurt Meyer was captured on 6 September 1944, Hubert Meyer took temporary command of the division until 24 October 1944.

Starting in the 1950s, Meyer was active in HIAG, a lobby group founded by former high-ranking Waffen-SS members in 1951 in West Germany. He wrote two revisionist books on the SS Division Hitlerjugend. The book was translated into English and published in 1994 as The History of the 12.SS-Panzerdivision Hitlerjugend (ISBN 0-921991-18-5). It was issued in two volumes by Stackpole Books in 2005 as The 12th SS: The History of the Hitler Youth Panzer Division. Meyer was HIAG's last president before the organization was dissolved in 1992.[1]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Parker 2014, p. 425.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Parker, Danny S. (2014). Hitler's Warrior: The Life and Wars of SS Colonel Jochen Peiper. Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-0306821547. 
Military offices
Preceded by
SS-Brigadeführer Kurt Meyer
Commander of 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend
6 September 1944 – 24 October 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Brigadeführer Fritz Kraemer