Herfurth, Otto

Date of birth:
January 22nd, 1893 (Hasserode/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
September 29th, 1944 (Berlin-Plötzensee/Brandenburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Otto Herfurth was executed on September 29th, 1944 for his part in the asassination attempt on Adolf Hitler at July 20th, 1944, in Operation Walküre. He had finally reached the fank of Generalmajor and the function of Chef des Stabes, Wehrkreis III, Berlin.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 117
Awarded on:
September 14th, 1942
Details:
Decoration revoced by the end of 1944 for his part in the asassination attempt on Adolf Hitler at July 20th, 1944.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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