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Adolf Eduard Trowitz
Born (1893-09-24)September 24, 1893
Died 3 January 1978(1978-01-03) (aged 84)
Place of birth Dessau
Place of death Hamburg
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1925)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1925
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 122. Infanterie-Division
332. Infanterie-Division
57. Infanterie-Division

World War I
World War II

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

Adolf Eduard Trowitz (24 September 1893 – 3 January 1978) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. 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. Adolf Trowitz was captured by Soviet troops in July 1944 during Operation Bagration and was held until 1955.

Awards and decorations[]


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 346.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Adolf Westhoff
Commander of 122. Infanterie-Division
8 January 1943 - 15 May 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Alfred Thielmann
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Schäfer
Commander of 332. Infanterie-Division
5 June 1943 - August 1943
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Vincenz Müller
Commander of 57. Infanterie-Division
19 September 1943 - July 1944
Succeeded by

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