Werner von Bercken

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Werner von Bercken
Born (1897-02-08)8 February 1897
Died 29 February 1976(1976-02-29) (aged 79)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 102nd Infantry Division
558th Volksgrenadier Division
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Werner von Bercken (8 February 1897 – 29 February 1976) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Bercken surrendered to the Red Army on 28 April 1945 in the Vistula Spit. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held until 10 October 1955.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Thomas & Wegmann 1987, p. 398.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 36.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 110.

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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1987). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 1: A–Be [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 1: A–Be] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1153-2. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Otto Hitzfeld
Commander of 102. Infanterie-Division
5 November 1943 – March 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst Ludwig