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Eberhard Kinzel

Eberhard Kinzel

German General and Knight's Cross recipients
Eberhard Kinzel
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Intro German General and Knight's Cross recipients
Was Military officer
From Germany
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 18 October 1897, Friedenau, Germany
Death 23 May 1945, Idstedt, Germany (aged 47 years)
Star sign LibraLibra
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Biography

Eberhard Kinzel (18 October 1897 – 23 May 1945) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Military career

Kinzel was with section Fremde Heere Ost, FHO or Foreign Armies East, until the spring of 1942 when he was replaced by Reinhard Gehlen. The FHO prepared situation maps of the Soviet Union, Poland, Scandinavia and the Balkans; and assembled information on potential adversaries.

Kinzel was part of the delegation that participated in the negotiations for the German surrender at Lüneburg Heath with Field-Marshal Montgomery at Lüneburg Heath on 4 May 1945.

Death

Kinzel, together with his girlfriend Erika von Aschoff, committed suicide on 23 May 1945.

Personal life

Kinzel was the uncle of Günther Lützow.

Awards and decorations

  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 21 December 1942 as chief department GZ [Zentralabteilung—central department] with the chief of the Generalstab des Heeres [until November 1942 chief of the General Staff XXIX Armeekorps].
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https://d-nb.info/gnd/1072046415
https://viaf.org/viaf/316389103
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/316389103
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