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Karl Witzell
Born (1884-10-18)18 October 1884
Died 31 May 1976(1976-05-31) (age 43)
Place of birth Hiersfeld near Wesel
Place of death Berlin
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch War Ensign of Germany (1903–1919).svg Kaiserliche Marine
Flag of Weimar Republic (jack).svg Reichsmarine
War Ensign of Germany (1938–1945).svg Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1902–1942
Rank Generaladmiral
Unit SMS Elbing
SMS Frankfurt
SMS Graudenz
SMS Schleswig-Holstein
SMS Braunschweig
Battles/wars World War I
World War II

Karl Witzell (18 October 1884, Hiersfeld near Wesel - 31 May 1976, Berlin) was a German naval officer who rose to General Admiral and head of the Marinewaffenhauptamt during the Second World War.




  • (German) Hans H. Hildebrand and Ernest Henriot: Deutschlands Admirale 1849-1945 Band 3: P-Z, Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück 1990, ISBN 3-7648-1499-3, p. 568-569

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