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Johann-Georg Richert
Born 14 April 1890
Died 30 January 1946(1946-01-30) (age 74)
Place of birth Liebau
Place of death Minsk, Belarus
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1909–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 286. Sicherungs-Division
35. Infanterie-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Johann-Georg Richert (14 April 1890 – 30 January 1946) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Johann-Georg Richert was captured by Soviet troops on 8 May 1945. He was charged and convicted with war crimes and was executed by hanging on 30 January 1946 in Minsk.

Awards and decorationsEdit


  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 290.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 76.
  • 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 Kurt Müller
Commander of 286. Sicherungs-Division
15 June 1942 – 1 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans Oschmann
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Ludwig Merker
Commander of 35. Infanterie-Division
5 November 1943 – 9 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Gustav Gihr
Preceded by
Generalmajor Gustav Gihr
Commander of 35. Infanterie-Division
11 May 1944 – 5 January 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst Paul Baade
Preceded by
Oberst Paul Baade
Commander of 35. Infanterie-Division
26 March 1945 – May 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor der Reserve Dr. Ernst Meiners

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