Viktor von Schwedler

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Viktor von Schwedler
Born 18 January 1885
Died 30 October 1954(1954-10-30) (aged 69)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank General of the Infantry
Commands held IV. Army Corps
Wehrkreis IV
Army Personnel Office (Wehrmacht)
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Viktor von Schwedler (18 January 1885 – 30 October 1954) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany who commanded an army corps and a military district during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Schwedler was made commanding general of the IV. Army Corps following the Blomberg-Fritsch Affair of 1938. He was transferred to the Führerreserve in October 1942. On 1 March 1943 he was appointed commanding general of the 4th Military District in Dresden a position he held until 31 January 1945. Nevertheless, he was still responsible for the measures after the bombing of Dresden on 13 February and 15 February 1945.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 696.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Wilhelm List
Commander of IV. Armeekorps
4 February 1938 – 1 November 1942
Succeeded by
General der Pioniere Erwin Jaenecke