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Pfeffer-Wildenbruch, Karl

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EKII doc to a member of Pol. Schuetzen Regt 2.

Signatory is Karl PFEFFER-WILDENBRUCH an artillery officer and later staff officer from 1907 until the end of WWI.Between the wars he was a police officer rising to the position of police commander of Osnabrueck and Magdeburg befor becoming Inspector General of police schools. He joined the SS in 1939 and became the commanding officer of 4th SS Polizei Div. He later commanded VI SS Corps and IX SS Mountain Corps. During his command of the defence of Budapest in 1945 he received the RK in January followed by Oaks in February. He was severely wounded and captured by Soviet forces during the attempted breakout. He died in a traffic accident in Bielefeld W. Germany in 1971.

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