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Edwin Graf von Rothkirch und Trach in American custody in 1945.

Edwin Graf Rothkirch und Trach commanded the German LIII Corp during World War II. He held the rank of General der Kavallerie. On March 6, Rothkirch, while commanding officer of LIII Korps, wandered into U.S. lines and was captured[1] west of Coblenz, Germany.[2]


  1. Mitcham, Samuel W. (2006). Panzers in Winter: Hitler's Army and the Battle of the Bulge. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Security International. p. 168. ISBN 978-0275971151. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  2. Nawyn, Kathleen J. (Fall 2010). "Neutralizing the "Hard Centre of German Militarism"". U.S. Army Center of Military History. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 

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