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General der Panzertruppe Rudolf Schmidt

Born: 12 May 1886

Died: 07 Apr 1957

 

Highest rank reached: Generaloberst

 

Kdr 1.Pz.Division

Kdr XXXIX.Armeekorps

Fhr 2.Armee

Kdr 2.Pz.Armee

Openly critical of the direction of the war in 1943 and whose brother was convicted of treason, Schmidt was sentenced to a mental institution. Captured by the Russians in 1947 he spent 8 years in Soviet PoW camps.

 

RK: 03 Jun 1940  EL: 10 Jul 1941

 

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