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Kurt Freiherr von Liebenstein
German general

Kurt Freiherr von Liebenstein

Kurt Freiherr von Liebenstein
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Intro German general
Was Soldier
From Germany
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 28 February 1899, Horb am Neckar
Death 3 August 1975, Jebenhausen (aged 76 years)
Kurt Freiherr von Liebenstein
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Kurt Freiherr von Liebenstein (28 February 1899 – 3 August 1975) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II.
On 10 May 1943 he was decorated with the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Three days later, while commanding the 164th Infantry Division, he surrendered to the British forces in Tunisia, with the 164th Infantry earning the distinction of being "the last major German formation in North Africa to lay down its arms". He was sent to Trent Park , a special camp for generals north of London. In 1955, he joined the Bundeswehr. In 1960, he retired as Generalmajor.

Awards and decorations

  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 10 May 1943 as Generalmajor and commander of 164. leichte Division

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