Walter Schellenberg

Walter Schellenberg

Birth
Saarbrücken, Regionalverband Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany
Death 31 Mar 1952 (aged 42)
Turin, Città Metropolitana di Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 67047178 · View Source
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Walter (correctly Walther)Friedrich Schellenberg was born in Saarbrucken Germany and moved with his family to Luxemberg after the First World War.
Education - he attended the University of Marburg and then in 1929 the University of Bonn. He initially studied medicine and wanted to be a doctor, but switched to law.
Schellenberg graduated in 1933 and joined the SS - here he met Reinhard Heydrick who sent him to work in the Counter Intelligence Department - Sicherheitsdienst(SD) from 1939 - 1942 he was Himmler's personal aide.
Throughout the war Schellenberg played a key role in many counter intelligence activities and clandestine operations.
At Nuremberg - sentenced to 6 years imprisonment, but was released in 1951 on the grounds of ill heath.
Walter Schellenberg died in Turin Italy in March 1952.
Cause of Death: Cancer.

AWARDS:
Iron Cross First Class.
Iron Cross Second Class.
War Merit Cross First Class with Swords.
War Merit Cross Second Class with Swords..

Books:
The Labyrinth: Memories of Walter Schellenberg.
Hitler's Chief of Counter-Intelligence.


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  • Created by: Paul Monaghan
  • Added: 17 Mar 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 67047178
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Schellenberg (16 Jan 1910–31 Mar 1952), Find a Grave Memorial no. 67047178, ; Maintained by Paul Monaghan (contributor 47155457) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.