|Born||September 11, 1886|
|Place of birth||Metz|
|Place of death||Detmold (North Rhine-Westphalia)|
|Rank||SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Polizei|
World War I|
World War II
|Awards||Ehrendegen des RF SS / Totenkopfring der SS|
Otto Schumann was born in Metz, Lorraine, on 11 September 1886. During the First World War, he served in the German Army as an officer. He was awarded the Iron Cross Ist class. 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 and the SS in 1939 with the rank of SS-Standartenführer und Oberst der Polizei.
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. 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). 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.
Otto Schumann died in Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, in 1952.
- Eisernes Kreuz (1914) 2nd and 1st class
- Kriegsverdienstkreuz (KVK) 2nd and 1st class
- Verwundetenabzeichen, 1918 in Schwarz
- Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
- Ehrendegen des RF SS / Totenkopfring der SS
- Ruth Bettina Birn: Die Höheren SS- und Polizeiführer. Himmlers Vertreter im Reich und in den besetzten Gebieten. Droste Verlag, Düsseldorf, 1986.
- Otto Schumann on lebensgeschichten.net
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