Mauritz Freiherr von Strachwitz

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Mauritz Freiherr von Strachwitz
Born 12 December 1898
Died 10 December 1953(1953-12-10) (aged 54)
Camp Asbest, Sverdlovsk Oblast
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 87th Infantry Division
Battles/wars Courland Pocket
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Mauritz Freiherr von Strachwitz (12 December 1898 – 10 December 1953) was a German general during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Strachwitz surrendered to the Soviet forces in May 1945 in the Courland Pocket. He died on 10 December 1953 in Camp Asbest in the Sverdlovsk Oblast.

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2003, p. 335.

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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Walter Hartmann
Commander of 87. Infanterie-Division
22 November 1943 – August 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Gerhard Feyerabend
Preceded by
Generalmajor Helmuth Walter
Commander of 87. Infanterie-Division
16 January 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None