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- Date of birth:
- March 30th, 1895 (Lingenfeld/Palatinate, Germany)
- Date of death:
- September 28th, 1944 (Neustadt/Thuringia, Germany)
- Buried on:
- German War Graves Hauptfriedhof Neustadt
Josef Bürckel was Gauleiter and Reichsstatthalter of the Westmark (Pfalz/Palatine, Saargebiet and Lothringen). He was a member of the Reichstag (German parliament) since 1930. In 1938 he was promoted to SS-Gruppenführer and in 1939 to NSKK-Obergruppenführer. He was e member of the NSDAP from 1921 and also was a SA-Obergruppenführer. He committed suicide in 1944.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Awarded on:
- October 3rd, 1944
5th Award, posthumous awarded
Awarded with "Lorbeerkranz und Schwertern".
- Photo 1: Public Domain
- Photo: Public Domain
- - Lumsden R., Medals and Decorations of Hitler's Germany, Airlife, Shrewsbury, 2001
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