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Eduard Zorn

Eduard Zorn
Born (1901-08-08)8 August 1901
Died 4 February 1945(1945-02-04) (aged 43)
Buried at Munich Waldfriedhof
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1921–45
Rank Generalmajor (Posthumously)
Commands held 189. Infanterie-Division

World War II

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

Eduard Emil Karl Zorn (8 August 1901 – 4 February 1945) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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. Eduard Zorn was killed on 4 February 1945 in the Colmar Pocket. He was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor and awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 475.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 371.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 80.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Generlmajor Joachim Degener
Commander of 189. Infanterie-Division
15 November 1944 - 4 February 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst Mellwig
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