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Otto Barth
Born (1891-06-18)18 June 1891
Died 3 May 1963(1963-05-03) (aged 71)
Allegiance Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 30th Infantry Division
21st Luftwaffe Division
Battles/wars Courland Pocket
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Otto Barth (18 June 1891 – 3 May 1963) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Barth surrendered to the Red Army in the Courland Pocket at the end of the war. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held until 1955.

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CitationsEdit

  1. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 25.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 105.

BibliographyEdit

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986] (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001) (in German). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2]. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans von Basse
Commander of 30. Infanterie-Division
15 August 1944 – 30 January 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Albert Henze
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Albert Henze
Commander of 21. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division
16 February 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None


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