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Edmund Blaurock

Edmund Blaurock
Born (1899-10-12)12 October 1899
Died 25 January 1966(1966-01-25) (aged 66)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1917–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 56. Infanterie-Division
Infanterie Division Ulrich von Hutten
5 Jäger-Division

World War II

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

Edmund Blaurock (12 October 1899 – 25 January 1966) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. 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. Edmund Blaurock was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was held until 1948.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1997, p. 50.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 115.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 81.
  • 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 (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.  

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939—1945
  • specialcamp11
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Vincenz Müller
Commander of 56. Infanterie-Division
September 1944 – 29 March 1945
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Formed from remnants of 56. Infanterie-Division
Commander of Infanterie Division Ulrich von Hutten
29 March 1945 – 13 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Gerhard Engel
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich Sixt
Commander of 5. Jäger Division
19 April 1945 – 3 May 1945
Succeeded by

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