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Paul von Hase
Paul von Hase
Born (1885-07-24)24 July 1885
Died 8 August 1944(1944-08-08) (aged 59)
Place of birth Hanover, German Empire
Place of death Berlin, Plötzensee Prison
Allegiance German Empire German Empire
Germany Weimar Germany
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Wehrmacht
Years of service 1905–1944
Rank Lieutenant General
Battles/wars World War II

Karl Paul Immanuel von Hase (24 July 1885 – 8 August 1944) was a German career soldier and figured among the members of the resistance against Adolf Hitler's Nazi régime.


Hase was born in Hanover. He was the fifth child of Paul and Frieda von Hase. On 12 December 1921, Hase married Margarete, Baronesse von Funck in Neustreiltz. They had four children: Ina, Maria-Gisela, Alexander and Friedrich-Wilhelm.[1]

He held the following posts in the Wehrmacht during the time of the Third Reich:

  • 1933–1934 Battalion commander in Neuruppin;
  • 1934–1935 Battalion commander in Landsberg an der Warthe;
  • 1935–1938 Commander 50th Regiment;
  • 1939–1940 Commander 46th Division;
  • 1940 Commander 56th Division;
  • 1940–1944 City commandant of Berlin.

From 1938, Brigadier-General von Hase was privy to the conspiracy plans plotted by such men as Wilhelm Canaris, Hans Oster, Generals Erwin von Witzleben, Franz Halder and Erich Hoepner. He was an uncle of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the famous Lutheran pastor who also took part in the conspiracy.

On 20 July 1944, after the failed assassination of Hitler at the Wolf's Lair in East Prussia, Hase ordered Major Otto Ernst Remer of the Infantry Regiment Großdeutschland to seal off the government quarter in Berlin during the subsequent coup d'état attempt. Remer later removed the cordon and Hase was arrested by the Gestapo that evening whilst he was dining with Joseph Goebbels.[2]

In the trial against him and a number of other members of the plot at the Volksgerichtshof on 8 August 1944, he was sentenced to death and hanged later the same day at Plötzensee Prison in Berlin.

Memorial for von Hase in Berlin.


  • Roland Kopp, Paul von Hase. Von der Alexander-Kaserne nach Plötzensee. Eine deutsche Soldatenbiographie 1885–1944; Münster – Hamburg – London (LIT) 2001
  • Heinrich Bücheler, Paul von Hase. Der Wehrmachtkommandant von Groß-Berlin 1940–1944; in: Damals 7 (Juli 1984), 611 ff.

See also[]

  • List of members of the July 20 plot
  • Widerstand


  1. Familientafel 1996, Ulrike von Hase-Schmundt, editor, Munchen, Germany.
  2. Joachim Fest (1994). Plotting Hitler's Death: The German Resistance to Hitler, 1933-1945. Weidenfield & Nicholson. ISBN 0-297-81774-4. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Karl Kriebel
Commander of 56. Infanterie-Division
July 1940 – November 1940
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Karl von Oven

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