Kurt Lottner

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Kurt Lottner
Born 30 October 1899
Died 15 March 1957(1957-03-15) (aged 57)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held Commandant of Lübeck
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Kurt Lottner (30 October 1899 – 15 March 1957) was a German general during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

Lottner was Kampfkommandant of Lübeck in April/May 1945. On 2 May, British troops prepared to conquer Lübeck. Lottner, NSDAP-Kreisleiter Bernhard Clausen, mayor Otto-Heinrich Drechsler, Police chief Walther Schröder and officers in place agreed that a fight against the advancing 11th Armoured Division was senseless. They gave orders to remove the explosive charges already put in place at bridges and harbour facilities.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Gerhard Meyer (Hrsg.):Lübeck 1945 - Tagebuchauszüge von Arthur Geoffrey Dickens. (diary excerpts) Lübeck 1986, p. 96, ISBN 3-7950-3000-5.
  2. ^ Antjekathrin Graßmann (ed.): Lübeckische Geschichte. 2. ed. Schmidt-Römhild, Lübeck 1989, ISBN 3-7950-3203-2, p. 730.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 242.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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. 
  • Arthur Geoffrey Dickens: Lübeck Diary. Victor Gollancz Ltd., London 1947