When Karl Pietschman was born on August 20th, 1917, his place of birth Straussnitz was part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. After the First World War, the place was part of the newly formed state of Czechoslovakia. Pietschmann was part of the German language minority in that region.
Karl was the son of the farmersfamily of Karl and Anna Peitschmann, a family with seven children. After his school, he worked as an assistent salesman end joined the SA. In 1938 he entered the Werhmacht and was placed with the V. / Infanterie-Regiment 57 / 9.Infanterie-Division.
With this unit he took part in the May/June 1940 campaign in the West and form 1941 at the Eastern Front. Later he was send to the Stabskompanie. He was killed in action on March 19th, 1944.
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