|Hans-Karl Freiherr von Esebeck|
|Born||July 10, 1892|
|Died||5 January 1955(aged 62)|
|Place of birth||Potsdam|
|Place of death||Iserlohn|
German Empire (to 1918)|
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
|Rank||General der Panzertruppe|
11. Panzer Division|
15th Panzer Division
World War I|
World War II
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Hans-Karl Asmus Werner Freiherr von Esebeck[Notes 1] (10 July 1892 – 5 January 1955) was a German General who commanded the 15th Panzer Division in the Afrika Korps. He was also a conspirator against Adolf Hitler.
Von Esebeck had knowledge of and was sympathetic to the anti-Hitler conspiracy. He was arrested on 21 July 1944 and spent the rest of the war in concentration camps. Liberated at the end of the war he lived the rest of his life in poverty and died on 5 January 1955.
- Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class (20 September 1914)
- 1st Class (27 January 1917)
- Knight's Cross Second Class of the Friedrich Order with Swords
- Order of Merit 4th Class with Swords (Waldeck, 24 July 1915)
- Military Merit Cross, 3rd class with War Decoration (Austria-Hungary, 2 October 1916)
- Order of the Cross of Liberty, 2nd class with Swords (Finland, 7 May 1918)
- Commemorative Medal of the Finnish War of Independence (1918) (15 August 1918)
- Cross of Honor
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (26 September 1939)
- 1st Class (15 May 1940)
- Wound Badge (1939)
- in Silver (15 August 1942)
- German Cross in Gold (20 December 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 4 July 1940 as Oberst and commander of the 6. Schützen-Brigade
- Silesian Eagle, 2nd class
- Regarding personal names: Freiherr was a title, before 1919, but now is regarded as part of the surname. It is translated as Baron. Before the August 1919 abolition of nobility as a separate estate, titles preceded the full name when given (Prinz Otto von Bismarck). After 1919, these titles, along with any nobiliary prefix (von, zu, etc.), could be used, but were regarded as part of the surname, and thus came after a first name (Otto Prinz von Bismarck). The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.
- Mitcham 2007, p. 34.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 175.
- Scherzer 2007, p. 299.
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