Karl Nicolussi-Leck

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Karl Nicolussi-Leck
Born 14 March 1917
Died 30 August 2008 (2008-08-31) (aged 91)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen-SS
Years of service 1940–45
Rank Hauptsturmführer
Unit SS Division Das Reich
SS Division Wiking
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Karl Nicolussi-Leck (14 March 1917 – 30 August 2008) was a mid-ranking commander in the Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

After the war Karl Nicolussi-Leck helped many SS personnel leave Europe for South America. In 1948 he immigrated to Argentina, but he returned in the early 50's to the South Tyrol, where he worked as an entrepreneur for Mannesmann. Karl Nicolussi-Leck died on the August 30st, 2008 in Bozen, South Tyrol.


Further reading[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. 
  • Gerald Steinacher, Nazis on the run. How Hitler's Henchmen Fled Justice. Oxford University Press 2011. ISBN 0-19-957686-6