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Rudolf Hofmann

Rudolf Hofmann

German General and Knight's Cross recipient
Rudolf Hofmann
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro German General and Knight's Cross recipient
Was Military personnel Knight
From Germany
Type Military Royals
Gender male
Birth 4 September 1895, Würzburg, Germany
Death 13 April 1970, Kainsbach, Germany (aged 74 years)
Star sign VirgoVirgo
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross  
German Cross in Gold  
The details


Rudolf Hofmann (4 September 1895 – 13 April 1970) was a German general during World War II and a recipient of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

War crimes

The book German Army and Genocide (ISBN 1565845250) mentions the following incident, from the invasion of Yugoslavia: When one German soldier was shot and one seriously wounded in Pančevo, Wehrmacht soldiers and the Waffen SS rounded up about 100 civilians at random... the town commander, Lt. Col. Fritz Bandelow conducted the courts martial... The presiding judge, SS-Sturmbannführer Rudolf Hoffmann, sentenced 36 of those arrested to death. On April 21, 1941, four of the civilians were the first to be shot... On the following day eighteen victims were hanged in a cemetery and fourteen more were shot at the cemetery wall by an execution squad of the Wehrmacht's Grossdeutschland regiment. (p. 42)

Awards and decorations

  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 7 May 1945 as General der Infanterie and Chief of the Generalstab Heeresgruppe Nord
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