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Alexander Edler von Daniels
Born 17 March 1891
Died 6 January 1960(1960-01-06) (aged 68)
Place of birth Trier
Place of death Bielefeld
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1910-1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 376. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Alexander Edler von Daniels was a German general who fought in the Battle of Stalingrad.

Daniels commanded the 376th Infantry Division at Stalingrad, which was part of XI Corps of the German Sixth Army. Despite the hardships facing his and many other soldiers, Daniels learned to make ways of entertainment in the ruins of the city.[citation needed] He played a game of target shooting with some of his officers for Oktoberfest, and played card games of Doppelkopf.[citation needed] In late December 1942, after Operation Uranus encircled the Sixth Army, Daniels was promoted to Lieutenant-General (Generalleutnant) and awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Daniels was marched into captivity by the Red Army on January 28, 1943, where he was interrogated by Captain Nikolay Dyatlenko.[1]

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Regarding personal names: Graf is a title, translated as Count, not a first or middle name. The female form is Gräfin. Regarding personal names: Edler is a rank of nobility, not a first or middle name. The female form is Edle.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Beevor, Antony (1999). Stalingrad, London: Penguin, p. 378
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit. Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 - 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, 2001. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.

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