Karl Rothenburg

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Karl Rothenburg
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Karl Rothenburg (2nd from left), June 1940
Born 8 June 1894
Died 28 June 1941(1941-06-28) (aged 47)
Near Minsk, Belarus
Allegiance  German Empire
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–18
1935–41
Rank Generalmajor (Posthumously)
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

Karl Rothenburg (8 June 1894 – 28 June 1941) was a German officer in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of both the Pour le Mérite (of World War I) and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Between wars he served as a commander in the police force, before returning to the Wehrmacht in 1934. During World War II he was the commander of a Panzer Regiment of the 7th Panzer Division. Rothenburg was killed six days into the invasion of the Soviet Union on 28 June 1941 near Minsk, Belarus and was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor.

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  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 297.

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  • 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.