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Dietrich von Choltitz
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- James Snow
 Added: Nov. 5, 2014
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jan. 26, 2014
 

- Larry
 Added: Jan. 18, 2014
 

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Nov. 3, 2013
 
Rest in Peace General, and Thank You.
- Ken Lee
 Added: Jun. 29, 2013
 

- David Wend
 Added: Nov. 9, 2012
 

- Arthur F. Meincke
 Added: May. 1, 2012
 
For the man who saved Paris from destruction. His name is written in the human History. Thank you General Von Choltitz!
- Fritz Paes
 Added: Apr. 15, 2012
 
I light a candle for Dietrich von Choltitz ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 20, 2012
 
A Great Man,RIP,God Bless
- wessex
 Added: Dec. 12, 2011
 

- David Wend
 Added: Nov. 9, 2011
 
The man who disobeyed Hitlers orders saved Paris from distruction RIP.
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 12, 2011
 
Dietrich Von Choltitz, like it or not, was a true prussian soldier. He was, by his own admission, Hitler's "slash and burn" officer. Sebastapol is a good example of that. However, It seems his humanity won over in the end. That, and his love for beauty.He realized Hitler was mad and he was also aware that he had been sent to Paris to destroy it and for no other reason. He would have been hanged in the ashes and condemned if Paris had burned. Secretly praised by some of his country men perhaps, but a pariah to the world. He did the right thing. It must be remembered Hitler's way of punishing officers that turned on him, or in his paranoia thought they turned on him, was to kill their families. Maybe his past wasn't stellar to us, but as a soldier it probably was in the military community. However, in the end he saved Paris. Degaulle, Eisenhower, Bradley, etc. were in the mix, but this mans political mechanizations and non adherence to the Reich made him the the saviour of Paris.
- Dalton Fulmer
 Added: May. 31, 2011
 
Merci.
- Un étudiant à Paris
 Added: Mar. 31, 2011
 
A hero to every civilized citizen of the world.
- Brian Keith O'Hara
 Added: Nov. 11, 2010
 

- Gripweed
 Added: Nov. 5, 2010
 
RIP, Sir I love Paris, thank´s for you!
- Åke Frisk
 Added: Sep. 6, 2010
 
Rest well brave soldier, your gallant sacrifice wil never be forgotten
- Nicolas Requena
 Added: May. 12, 2010
 
Rest well brave soldier, your gallant sacrifice wil never be forgotten
- Nicolas Requena
 Added: May. 12, 2010
 
At this monument in Rotterdam, made by Ossip Zadkine and called "The destroyed city", every year in the beginning of May thousands of people gather to commemorate. The sculpture has its arms raised to the sky and a hole in the torso to symbolize the heart that was ripped out of the city and the nearly one-thousand of innocent civilians who perished in the inferno of the thousands of fire bombs that were dropped. At that time in 1940 the undeclared war and unprovoked invasion of the Netherlands was just a few days old, the city was crowded with civilians, and lacked aerial military defences. On the German side Choltitz was in charge and for this bravery he received from Hitler the highest military award. Later, on own admittance, he actively participated in the summary murder of many Jewish men, women and children in Russia. He felt no guilt because, after all, he was a soldier who just did his duty.
- rotterdam
 Added: May. 11, 2010
 
Just re-read Is Paris Burning?Thank God you disobeyed your orders!Hoping you found peace in your heart...
- Riposte
 Added: Feb. 20, 2010
 
Thank you for saving Paris. Rest in peace.
- Ken MacLeod
 Added: Feb. 19, 2010
 

- R!
 Added: Nov. 10, 2009
 

- LaDene
 Added: Nov. 9, 2009
 

- Bob Hufford
 Added: Nov. 4, 2009
 

- LaDene
 Added: Nov. 4, 2009
 

- ted callas
 Added: Nov. 4, 2009
 
Thanks your courage! May you rest in peace.
- Contributor from Taiwan
 Added: Jul. 7, 2009
 
On your 114th birthday Dietrich von Cholitz
- Nancy
 Added: Nov. 9, 2008
 
Not having your uniform, I leave you hours...war is a complicated business, but, in the end, you had the courage to refuse to obey the orders of a madman; a Officer and Gentleman can do no less. Well Done, Sir.
- Bob Hufford
 Added: Nov. 4, 2008
 
Herr General, Although you served a dispicable regime, your efforts to save a beautiful and historic city have not gone unnoticed. I was not born in your lifetime, but I began visiting Paris in 1987 as a teenager. I personally thank you for saving a city from the distruction that was raining down upon all Europe at the time.
- Jay Reeves
 Added: Oct. 30, 2008
 
It is great to hear this story.
- Mary
 Added: Oct. 29, 2008
 
Thank you for your courage in declaring Paris an open city. May you rest in peace!
- S2
 Added: Jun. 4, 2008
 

- bob
 Added: Feb. 24, 2008
 

- Kathie
 Added: Nov. 9, 2007
 

- David Wend
 Added: Nov. 9, 2007
 

- Kat
 Added: Nov. 9, 2007
 

- johnny reb
 Added: Aug. 30, 2007
 
Thank you for leaving us Paris, Herr General. Rest in peace.
- Ken MacLeod
 Added: Aug. 1, 2007
 
What better monument could a man leave than Paris itself? The world owes you a tremendous debt for your disobedience. Thank you
- Richard Wood
 Added: Jul. 17, 2007
 
A TRUE PRUSSIAN SOLDIER TILL THE END...Herr General, it has been my priviledge, may you find eternal peace;Yours Sincerely.JPP/von Schwenzfeier
- Jean-Pierre Potier
 Added: Jul. 3, 2007
 
Thank You Sir for saving the city of lights.
- Paul Teague
 Added: May. 3, 2007
 
General:Se requiere gran valor para ganar una batalla, pero se requiere aún mas valor para hacer lo correcto.El mundo está en deuda con usted.Que Dios lo bendiga.
- Daniel Garnier
 Added: Apr. 4, 2007
 
Pour le Merite. Merci beaucoup Mon General.
- Gerardo
 Added: Apr. 4, 2007
 

- kate4203
 Added: Mar. 10, 2007
 

- sarabande
 Added: Feb. 28, 2007
 

- Me & Badger ♥
 Added: Dec. 10, 2006
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Nov. 9, 2006
 

- KrazyCraftyLady2013
 Added: Nov. 9, 2006
 

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Nov. 9, 2006
 
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