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Alexander Conrady

Alexander Conrady
Born (1903-07-16)16 July 1903
Died 21 December 1983(1983-12-21) (aged 80)
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1923–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 118
36. Infanterie-Division

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Alexander Conrady (16 July 1903 – 21 December 1983) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 36th Infantry Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Generalmajor Conrady was captured by Soviet troops during Operation Bagration and was held until 1954.


  • Awards and decorations 1
    • Wehrmachtbericht reference 1.1
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Awards and decorations

Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording English translation
9 February 1944 Bei den schweren Abwehrkämpfen zwischen Pripjet und Beresina haben sich die unter Führung des Generals der Artillerie Weidling kämpfende 36, und 134. Infanteriedivision unter den Eichenlaubträgern Oberst Conrady und Generalleutnant Schlemmer hervorragend bewährt.[5] In the heavy defensive battles between Pripyat and Berezina, have the divisions fighting under the command of General of Artillery Weidling's 36th, and 134th Infantry Division, under the Oak Leaves bearers Colonel Conrady and Lieutenant General Schlemmer, proved to be excellent.


  1. ^ a b c d Thomas and Wegmann 1998, p. 93.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 75.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 131.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 62.
  5. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 30.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1998). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 4: C–Dow [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 4: C–Dow] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985.  

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Alexander Conrady @ Axis Biographical Research at the Wayback Machine (archived November 16, 2010)
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Egon von Neindorff
Commander of 36. Infanterie-Division
19 January 1944 – 1 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor August Well
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