Kurt-Jürgen Freiherr von Lützow

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Kurt-Jürgen Freiherr von Lützow
Born (1892-08-07)7 August 1892
Marienwerder, German Empire
Died 20 July 1961(1961-07-20) (aged 68)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1914–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 12th Infantry Division
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Kurt-Jürgen Freiherr von Lützow (7 August 1892 – 20 July 1961) was a German general during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, awarded by Nazi Germany for successful military leadership.

Lützow was born near Marienwerder.[1] He surrendered to the Red Army in the course of the Soviet 1944 Operation Bagration in an encirclement near Bobruisk. In Moscow on June 29, 1950, he was sentenced to 25-years in prison for war crimes. In January 1956, he was released from prison and repatriated.[1]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Grossman 2005, p. 274.
  2. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 47.
  3. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 519.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Grossman, Vasily (2005). Antony Beevor and Luba Vinogradova, ed. A Writer at War: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941-1945. New York: Pantheon. ISBN 0-375-42407-5. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Karl Hernekamp
Commander of 12. Infanterie-Division
1 March 1942 – 31 May 1942
Succeeded by
Oberst Gerhard Müller
Preceded by
Oberst Wilhelm Lorenz
Commander of 12. Infanterie-Division
20 July 1942 – 25 June 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Kurt Jahn
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Wiese
Commander of XXXV. Armeekorps
25 June 1944 – July 1944
Succeeded by
None