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Friedrich Alpers
Born (1901-01-03)January 3, 1901
Died 3 September 1944(1944-09-03) (aged 43)
Place of birth Sonnenberg, Germany
Place of death Mons, Belgium
Buried at Lommel, Belgium
(Block 61-grave 81)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Rank Major der Reserve
Commands held Fernaufklärungs-Gruppe 4
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Friedrich Ludwig Herbert Alpers (25 March 1901 – 3 September 1944) was a German Nazi politician, and SS leader.[1] He was also a Minister of the Free State of Brunswick,[2] and Minister for Forestry.[3][4] Friedrich was responsible for numerous war crimes in Brunswick.

Block 61-grave 81

Early life

Friedrich Alpers, (also known as "Fritz") was born on March 25, 1901 in Sonnenberg, Duchy of Brunswick. He was educated at Martino Katharineum High School in Brunswick, graduating in May 1919. He then studied law and political science at the Universities of Heidelberg, Munich and Greifswald. In 1923, he worked as a law clerk, and became a lawyer in 1929. He worked as a lawyer in Brunswick until 1933. In June 1929, Alpers joined the NSDAP. In May 1930 he joined the SA. In March 1931 he joined the SS. Friedrich was an active member in the SS, rising to the rank of Obergruppenführer. Since October 1930, Friedrich was Minister of the Brunswick State Parliament. Alpers was twice temporarily suspended from the SS in 1933 following complaints of excessive violence made by Friedrich during the Nazi takeover of Brunswick.



  1. Browder 2004, pp. 94–95.
  2. Humphrey 1951, p. 285.
  3. Kreis 2000, p. 185.
  4. Kay 2011, p. 17.
  5. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 14.
  6. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 115.

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