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Eberhard Kinzel
Eberhard Kinzel
Born 18 October 1897
Died 23 May 1945(1945-05-23) (aged 47)
Place of birth Berlin
Place of death Flensburg
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Unit Heeresgruppe Nord
Heeresgruppe Weichsel
Commands held 570. Volksgrenadier-Division
337. Volksgrenadier-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Eberhard Kinzel (18 October 1897 – 23 May 1945) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie 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. Eberhard Kinzel was part of the delegation that participated in the surrender negotiations with Field-Marshal Montgomery at Lüneburg Heath. Eberhard Kinzel committed suicide on 23 May 1945.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 210.
  • 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.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Wilhelm Hasse
Chief of Staff of Heeresgruppe Nord
22 January 1943 - 18 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Oldwig von Natzmer
Preceded by
Brigadeführer Heinz Lammerding
Chief of Staff of Heeresgruppe Weichsel
21 March 1945 - 22 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Ivo-Thilo von Trotha

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