Kurt Eberhard

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Kurt Eberhard

Kurt Eberhard (September 12, 1874, Rottweil – September 8, 1947, Stuttgart)[1] was a German officer. He rose to the rank of Brigadeführer of the SS and in the German army. During World War II Eberhard was given the command over the occupied city of Kiev in Ukraine.[2] He was involved in planning and supervising the Babi Yar massacres during which over 33,000 people were murdered.[3][4] He was captured by US authorities after the end of World War II, in November 1945, and kept in captivity in Stuttgart. He committed suicide on September 8, 1947.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wette, Wolfram (2009). The Wehrmacht: history, myth, reality. Harvard University Press. p. 115. ISBN 9780674045118. 
  2. ^ Fritzsche, Peter (2006). Life and death in the Third Reich. Harvard University Press. p. 196. ISBN 9780674033740. 
  3. ^ Müller, Rolf Dieter; Ueberschär, Gerd R. (2009). Hitler's War in the East, 1941-1945: A Critical Assessment. Berghahn Books. p. 229. ISBN 9780857450753. 
  4. ^ Williamson, Murray (2009). A War To Be Won: fighting the Second World War. Harvard University Press. p. 141. ISBN 9780674041301.