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Otto Schumann
Born (1886-09-11)September 11, 1886
Died 1952
Place of birth Metz
Place of death Detmold (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Waffen-SS
Rank SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Polizei
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Ehrendegen des RF SS / Totenkopfring der SS

Otto Schumann (1886 – 1952) was a German general, who held the rank of SS-Gruppenführer during World War II.

Biography[]

Otto Schumann was born in Metz, Lorraine, on 11 September 1886.[1] During the First World War, he served in the German Army as an officer.[1] He was awarded the Iron Cross Ist class.[2] After the war, he served as Kreisrat, a county counselor, in East Prussia. Then, he became police officer. Otto Schumann joined the NSDAP in 1933[3] and the SS in 1939[4] with the rank of SS-Standartenführer und Oberst der Polizei.[2]

When World War II broke out, Schumann served in Stettin (Wehrkreis II), as Standartenführer. On May 1940, he was transferred to The Hague in the Netherlands and promoted SS-Oberführer.[2] On 30 January 1941, Otto Schumann was promoted SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei. From December 1942 to September 1943, Otto Schumann served in Münster (Wehrkreis VI).[2] On August 1943, Otto Schumann was promoted to the rank of SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Polizei. On February 1944, Schumann was sent to Vienna, where he stayed until October 1944. Then, he took command of the of SS-Oberabschnitt West, in Düsseldorf.[2]

Otto Schumann died in Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, in 1952.[1]

Awards[]

  • Eisernes Kreuz (1914) 2nd and 1st class[2]
  • Kriegsverdienstkreuz (KVK) 2nd and 1st class[2]
  • Verwundetenabzeichen, 1918 in Schwarz[2]
  • Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer[2]
  • Landesorden[2]
  • Ehrendegen des RF SS / Totenkopfring der SS[2]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Otto Schumann on lebensgeschichten.net
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Otto Schumann on SS-Gruppenführer and Generalleutnant der Polizei
  3. NSDAP-Nr.: 1 753 690
  4. SS-Nr.: 327 367
Bibliography
  • Ruth Bettina Birn: Die Höheren SS- und Polizeiführer. Himmlers Vertreter im Reich und in den besetzten Gebieten. Droste Verlag, Düsseldorf, 1986.

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