Karl Rothenburg: German General and Knight's Cross recipient (1894 - 1941) | Biography
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Karl Rothenburg
German General and Knight's Cross recipient

Karl Rothenburg

Karl Rothenburg
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Intro German General and Knight's Cross recipient
Was Knight
From Germany
Field Military Royals
Gender male
Birth 8 June 1894, Fürstenwalde
Death 28 June 1941, Minsk (aged 47 years)
Karl Rothenburg
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Karl Rothenburg (8 June 1894 – 28 June 1941) was a German officer in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of both the Pour le Mérite (of World War I) and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. Between wars he served as a commander in the police force, before returning to the Wehrmacht in 1934. During World War II he was the commander of a Panzer Regiment of the 7th Panzer Division. Rothenburg was killed six days into the invasion of the Soviet Union on 28 June 1941 near Minsk, Belarus and was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor.


  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 3 June 1940 as Oberst and commander of Panzer-Regiment 25
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 297.

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