Maitla, Paul

Date of birth:
March 27th, 1913 (Kärkna, Estonia)
Date of death:
May 10th, 1945 (Nymburk, Czechoslovakia)
Nationality:
Estonian (1918-1940, Republic)

Biography

The fate of Paul Maitla was uncertain for number of decades, until some information was discovered in 2005 in the city archives of the Czech town of Nymburk. These archives show that Maitla was arrested on May 9, 1945 and murdered together with 4 other Estonian soldiers on May 10 (on the first day of peace after World War II had ended) by Czech communists.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptsturmführer
Awarded on:
August 23rd, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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