Freitag, Fritz

Date of birth:
April 28th, 1894 (Allenstein, East Prussian, Germany)
Date of death:
May 10th, 1945 (Graz, Austria)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Fritz Freitag surrendered to the British near Radstadt on May 8, 1945, and was imprisoned in an American camp in Graz, Austria. As a free man, he committed suicide on 10 May, 1945, to avoid being handed over to the Russians.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 5th, 1942
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 6th, 1942
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Standartenführer (Colonel)
Unit:
Polizei-Schutzen-Regiment 2 /SS-Polizei-Division
Awarded on:
April 30th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 11th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Brigadeführer (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 14. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Public Domain
  • Photo: Public Domain
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht
    - Waffen-SS Commanders by Mark C. Yerger

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