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Karl Auer
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Karl Auer
Born (1916-10-20)20 October 1916
Died 31 March 1997(1997-03-31) (aged 80)
Place of birth Prienbach am Inn, Bavaria
Place of death Simbach am Inn
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel Waffen SS
Years of service 1936-1945
Rank Sturmbannführer
Unit I./SS-PolPzGrenRgt 8
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Close Combat Clasp in Gold
Other work Tobacco business

Karl Auer (20 October 1916 in Prienbach am Inn, Bavaria – 31 March 1997 in Simbach am Inn) was a highly decorated German Waffen-SS officer.

He was one of 98 soldiers to have been awarded both the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and Close Combat Clasp in Gold.

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ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Berger 2004, p. 13.
  2. Scherzer 2007, p. 195.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian (2004) (in German). Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold [Knight's Cross Bearers with the Close Combat Clasp in Gold]. Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-3-7. 
  • 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]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Krätschmer, Ernst-Günther (1999). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Waffen-SS [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Waffen-SS]. Coburg, Germany: Nation Europa Verlag. ISBN 978-3-920677-43-9. 
  • 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. 7909-0284-5.
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