Kurt Freiherr von Liebenstein
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|Kurt Freiherr von Liebenstein|
Liebenstein (front row, 2nd from right) at Trent Park
|Born||28 February 1899|
|Died||3 August 1975(aged 76)|
|Allegiance|| Nazi Germany
|Years of service||1916–43
|Commands held||164th Infantry Division|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Great Cross of Merit
On 10 May 1943 he was decorated with the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Three days later, while commanding the 164th Infantry Division, he surrendered to the British forces in Tunisia, with the 164th Infantry earning the distinction of being "the last major German formation in North Africa to lay down its arms". He was sent to Trent Park , a special camp for generals north of London. In 1955, he joined the Bundeswehr. In 1960, he retired as Generalmajor.
Awards and decorations
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 10 May 1943 as Generalmajor and commander of 164. leichte Division
- Samuel W. Mitcham, Rommel's Desert Commanders: The Men Who Served the Desert Fox, North Africa, 1941-1942 (Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007) p185
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) . 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.