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Witzleben, von, Erwin

    Date of birth:
    December 4th, 1881 (Breslau/Silesia, Germany)
    Date of death:
    August 8th, 1944 (Berlin-Plötzensee/Brandenburg, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Erwin von Witzleben was hanged on 8th August 1944 for his part in the asassination attempt on Adolf Hitler's life on 20th July 1944.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Generaloberst
    Unit:
    Oberbefehlshaber 1.Armee
    Awarded on:
    June 24th, 1940
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938

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