Hoffmeister, Edmund

    Date of birth:
    March 4th, 1893 (Aschaffenburg/Bavarie, Germany)
    Date of death:
    March 1951 (Asbest-Sverdlovsk, Soviet union)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Edmund Hoffmeister finally reached the rank of Generalleutnant and Kommandeur XXXXI.Panzerkorps. He was taken prisoner by the Soviets on 1st July 1944. On 23rd December 1944 he was formally discharged from German service for his involvement in the communist "Nationalkommitée Freies Deutschland". He is supposed to have been hanged in 1947 in Soviet imprisonment at Kiev. According to other sources he died in the Soviet Union in 1951.

    Career:
    ?: Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 206;
    ?: 383.Infanterie-Division;
    ?: XXXXI. Panzerkorps.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberst (Colonel)
    Unit:
    Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 206
    Awarded on:
    December 11th, 1941
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Generalmajor (Brigadier)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur 383. Infanterie-Division
    Awarded on:
    October 6th, 1943
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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