Dietrich von Choltitz

Dietrich von Choltitz

Birth
Łąka Prudnicka, Opolskie, Poland
Death 5 Nov 1966 (aged 71)
Baden-Baden, Stadtkreis Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Burial Baden-Baden, Stadtkreis Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Memorial ID 13762399 · View Source
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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.


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  • Added: 28 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13762399
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dietrich von Choltitz (9 Nov 1894–5 Nov 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13762399, citing Hauptfriedhof, Baden-Baden, Stadtkreis Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .