Karl Maria Demelhuber

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Karl Maria Demelhuber
Wilhelm Harster, Demelhuber, Erich Deppner & Hanns Rauter (The Netherlands, 1942)
Nickname(s) Tosca
Born 26 May 1896
Freising, German Empire
Died 18 March 1988(1988-03-18) (aged 91)
Seeshaupt, West Germany

 German Empire

 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen-SS
Years of service 1914–45
Rank SS-Obergruppenführer Collar Rank.svg SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS
Commands held SS-Standarte Germania, 6th SS Mountain Division Nord, XII SS Corps, XVI SS Corps
Awards German Cross in Silver

Karl Maria Demelhuber (26 May 1896 – 18 March 1988) was an Obergruppenführer (General) in the Waffen-SS and a Army officer who served in both World War I and II. During World War II, Demelhuber commanded the SS-Standarte Germania, 6. SS-Gebirgs-Division Nord, XII. SS-Armeekorps and XVI. SS-Armeekorps. He was also winner of the German Cross in silver, and the prestigious Finnish Order of the Cross of Liberty.


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  • Yerger, Mark C. - Waffen-SS Commanders: The Army, Corps and Divisional Leaders of a Legend: Augsberger to Kreutz - Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing (October 1997). ISBN 0-7643-0356-2, ISBN 978-0-7643-0356-2.
Military offices
Preceded by
SS-Brigadeführer Karl Herrmann
Commander of 6. SS-Gebirgs-Division Nord
15 May 1941 – September 1941
Succeeded by
SS-Obergruppenführer Georg Keppler
Preceded by
SS-Obergruppenführer Georg Keppler
Commander of 6. SS-Gebirgs-Division Nord
October 1941 – 1 April 1942
Succeeded by
SS-Obergruppenführer Matthias Kleinheisterkamp
Preceded by
SS-Obergruppenführer Curt von Gottberg
Commander of XII. SS-Armeekorps
18 October 1944 – 20 October 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Günther Blumentritt
Preceded by
Commander of XVI. SS-Armeekorps
January 1945 – February 1945
Succeeded by
dissolved in February 1945

Holder of the SS Führerdegen