Curt Siewert


Curt Siewert
Curt Siewert
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Born 5 April 1899(1899-04-05)
Oberförsterei Ratzeburg
Died 13 June 1983(1983-06-13) (aged 84)
Hanover
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Bundeswehr
Years of service 1916–1945
1956–1960
Rank Generalleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Generalmajor (Bundeswehr)
Commands held 58. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Author

Curt Siewert (5 April 1899 – 13 June 1983) as a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Generalmajor in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was held until May 1948. He joined the Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1960.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 325.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

External links

Military offices
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Wilhelm Berlin
Commander of 58. Infanterie-Division
7 June 1943 – 13 January 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst Fritz Klasing

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