Pauls, Rolf

Date of birth:
August 26th, 1915 (Eckartsberga-Naumburg/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
May 4th, 2002 (Bonn/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
German (1933-1945, German Reich)


After the Second World war, Rolf Pauls became the first West-German ambassador in Israel, followed by a post as ambassador in the United States and finally the first West German ambassador in the Peoples Republic of China.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Major im Generalstab (Major in General Staff)
Ia 363.Volksgrenadier-division
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes


  • - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9