Remer, Otto-Ernst

Date of birth:
August 18th, 1912 (Neubrandenburg/Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Germany)
Date of death:
October 4th, 1997 (Malaga/Andalucia, Spain)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Otto-Ernst Remer played a major part in the suppression of the uprising by the conspirators to assassinate Hitler and take over the German government. Remer was a key member in command of reserve troops in Berlin. He was instructed by the conspirators that he should arrest key government people starting with Dr. Josef Goebbels. When he showed up to arrest Goebbels, he was told that Hitler was not dead. Goebbels placed a telephone call to Hitler's headquarters in Rastenburg and Hitler convinced Remer that he was alive. From then on he assisted in arresting all of the conspirators in Berlin and had Stauffenburg and several others shot in the courtyard of the Army headquarters in the Bendlerstrasse.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 12th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
IV. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment Gro▀deutschland, Infanterie-Division (motorisiert) "Gro▀deutschland", Heer
Awarded on:
August 29th, 1942
Details:
Award 172/32.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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