Joachim Rumohr

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Joachim Rumohr
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Born(1910-08-06)6 August 1910
Died11 February 1945(1945-02-11) (aged 34)
Budapest, Hungary
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branchFlag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
RankSS-Brigadeführer
UnitSS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Joachim Rumohr (6 August 1910 – 11 February 1945) was a German SS commander during the Nazi era. He commanded the SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer.

On 1 April 1944, Rumohr was appointed commander of the 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer. In November 1944, he was promoted to Brigadeführer and led the division during the fighting in Budapest. Rumohr was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. He was seriously wounded during the attempt to break out from the city. Faced with surrender to the Soviet Red Army, Rumohr committed suicide on 11 February 1945.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas 1998, p. 233.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 390.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 368.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 96.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 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.