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Kurt-Jürgen Freiherr von Lützow

Kurt-Jürgen Freiherr von Lützow German general

German general
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Intro German general
A.K.A. Kurt-Juergen Freiherr von Luetzow
Was Military personnel
From Germany
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 7 August 1892, Kwidzyn, Poland
Death 20 July 1961, Hanover, Germany (aged 68 years)
Star sign LeoLeo
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Biography

Kurt-Jürgen Freiherr von Lützow (7 August 1892 – 20 July 1961) was a German general during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, awarded by Nazi Germany for successful military leadership.

Lützow was born near Marienwerder. He surrendered to the Red Army in the course of the Soviet 1944 Operation Bagration in an encirclement near Bobruisk. In Moscow on 29 June 1950, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for war crimes. In January 1956, he was released from prison and repatriated.

Awards

  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class (29 September 1914) & 1st Class (16 March 1916)
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (14 September 1939) & 1st Class (13 October 1939)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 15 August 1940 as Oberst and commander of the Infanterie-Regiment 89
    • 37th Oak Leaves on 21 October 1941 as Oberst and commander of the Infanterie-Regiment 89
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https://archive.org/details/writeratwarvasil00gros
https://d-nb.info/gnd/137879997
http://isni.org/isni/0000000059066275
https://viaf.org/viaf/86051103
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/86051103
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