- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Generalleutnant (Major-general)
- Kommandeur 50. Infanterie-Division
- Awarded on:
- September 8th, 1941
During the crossing over the Dnieper north of Dubossari, on the 25.07.1941, the attacking 50. Infanterie-Division found itself up against strongly fortified bunker positions. However under Hollidt’s leadership the Division was able to break through the Soviet defenses following bitter fighting that lasted several days. Hollidt distinguished himself during this combat by his continual interventions in the fighting that time and again managed to get bogged down attacks back into motion. He would be decorated with the Knight’s Cross in recognition of this feat.