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Dietrich von Choltitz
Birth: Nov. 9, 1894
Łąka Prudnicka
Opolskie, Poland
Death: Nov. 5, 1966
Baden-Baden
Baden-Württemberg, Germany

World War II German Army General. Born in Gräflich Wiese, Germany (now Łąka Prudnicka, Poland) he was a General of Infantry in Adolph Hitler's Whermacht, serving first as commander of the 48th Panzer Corps, then at the Military Governor of Paris, France. He claimed to have defied the order of Hitler to destroy the city and its landmarks before it's liberation by Allied forces in August 1945, a claim that is in historical dispute. After he surrendered the city on August 25, 1945, he was held in Allied captivity until 1947. 
 
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Stadtfriedhof
Baden-Baden
Baden-Badener Stadtkreis
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
 
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Record added: Mar 28, 2006
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