Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Choltitzs in:
 • Stadtfriedhof
 • Baden-Baden
 • Baden-Badener Stadtkreis
 • Baden-Württemberg
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Dietrich von Choltitz
Birth: Nov. 9, 1894
Laka Prudnicka
Opolskie, Poland
Death: Nov. 5, 1966
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 1944, a claim that is in historical dispute. After he surrendered the city on August 25, 1944, he was held in Allied captivity until 1947. 
Baden-Badener Stadtkreis
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13762399
Dietrich von Choltitz
Added by: katzizkidz
Dietrich von Choltitz
Added by: Bauer Ute
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

RIP General.
- Ken Lee
 Added: Mar. 7, 2016

 Added: Feb. 1, 2016

 Added: Nov. 5, 2015
There are 74 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.1 after 43 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service UPDATED