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Hinrich Schuldt

Hinrich Schuldt
SS-Standartenführer Hinrich Schuldt
Born (1901-01-14)14 January 1901
Died 15 March 1944(1944-03-15) (aged 43)
near Newel
Allegiance Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Reichsmarine
Waffen SS
Years of service 1922–44
Rank Brigadeführer
Unit SMS Elsass
Commands held SS Brigade Schuldt
19th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (2nd Latvian)
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (posthumously)

SS-Brigadeführer Hinrich Schuldt (14 January 1901 – 15 March 1944) was a German Waffen-SS officer and a posthumous recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was killed in action by an anti-tank shell.


  • Career 1
  • Notable decorations 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Hinrich Schuldt was born on 14 January 1901 in Blankenese, Hamburg. He joined the military service in the Reichsmarine in 1922 as an officer candidate. He was promoted to Leutnant zur See (Sub-lieutenant, Ensign) in 1926 and served on the battleship Elsass. In 1933 he transferred to newly formed SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler and took command of the 3rd company.

Notable decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 296.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 427.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 391.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.
  5. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 42.
  • Berger, Florian (2000). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges. Wien, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 3-9501307-0-5.
  • Krätschmer, Ernst-Günther (1999). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Waffen-SS [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Waffen-SS]. Coburg, Germany:  
  • 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 (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • Hinrich Schuldt @ Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Hinrich Schuldt @ Ritterkreuzträger 1939–45
Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of 19th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (2nd Latvian)
January 1944 – 15 March 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Standartenführer Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock
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