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Franz von Roques
Born 1 September 1877
Died 7 August 1967(1967-08-07) (aged 89)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank General
Commands held Army Group North Rear Area
Battles/wars World War II
Relations Karl von Roques (cousin)

Franz von Roques (1 September 1877 – 7 August 1967) was a German general during World War II. He was the commander of Army Group North Rear Area behind Army Group North from March 1941 to April 1943. Like other Army Group Rear Areas, the territories under Roques control were the sites of mass murder during the Holocaust and other crimes against humanity targeting the civilian population. Rear Area commanders operated in parallel, and in cooperation, with the Higher SS and Police Leaders appointed by the head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, for each of the army group's rear areas.[1] In the words of historian Michael Parrish, these army commanders "presided over an empire of terror and brutality".[2]



  1. Megargee 2007, p. 36.
  2. Parrish 1996, p. 127.


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