|Born||2 March 1899|
|Died||12 June 1982(aged 83)|
|Place of birth||Dresden|
|Place of death||Bergedorf|
German Empire (to 1918)|
Weimar Republic (to 1920)
|Years of service||
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Karl Brassert (2 March 1899 – 12 June 1982) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Karl Brassert was taken prisoner by Soviet troops in 1945 and was released in 1950.
Awards and decorationsEdit
- Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class (17 September 1918)
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 (15 January 1935)
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (23 October 1939)
- 1st Class (30 May 1940)
- Panzer Badge
- in Bronze (9 September 1941)
- Close Combat Clasp
- in Bronze (1 July 1943)
- Eastern Front Medal (1 August 1942)
- German Cross in Gold (16 February 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 10 February 1945 as Oberst and Kampfgruppen Kommandant Marienburg
- ↑ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 122.
- 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.
- 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.