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Stroop, Jürgen

    Date of birth:
    September 26th, 1895 (Detmold, Germany)
    Date of death:
    March 6th, 1952 (Mokotow prison, Warsaw, Poland)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    During World War II Jürgen Stroop was involved in violent actions against civilians, partisans and Jews in the occupied lands of Czechoslovakia, Soviet Russia, Poland and Greece. He is most famous for his role as leader of the oppression of the rising in the ghetto of Warsaw in the spring of 1943. For a short time he was also Higher SS and Police Leader in Greece. His highest earned ranks were SS-Gruppenführer and General Lieutenant of the Police and the Waffen-SS. After the war Stroop was condemned to the dead penalty by both an American and a Polish court. He was executed on 6 March 1952 in Warsaw.

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    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Awarded on:
    December 1914
    Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz (1918)
    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Awarded on:
    January 14th, 1915
    Details:
    With swords
    Militär-Verdienstmedaille
    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Awarded on:
    December 2nd, 1915
    Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    September 22nd, 1916
    Kriegsverdienstkreuz am Kämpferband 1.Klasse
    Period:
    First World War (1914-1918)
    Awarded on:
    1934
    Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
    Awarded on:
    1936
    SS-Dienstauszeichnung 4.Stufe (4 Jahre)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    1940
    SS-Dienstauszeichnung 3.Stufe (8 Jahre)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    September 1941
    1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    September 1941
    Action:
    Received the Bronze version.
    Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    1942
    Dienstauszeichnung der NSDAP 10 Jahre
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    November 1942
    Gau Wartheland-Traditionsabzeichen
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    June 18th, 1943
    Action:
    For the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    1944
    SS-Dienstauszeichnung 2.Stufe (12 Jahre)

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