Karl Rothenburg (2nd from left), June 1940
|Born||8 June 1894|
|Died||28 June 1941
Near Minsk, Belarus
|Allegiance|| German Empire
|Years of service||1914–18
|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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