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Heinrich Georg "Heinz" Hax
Nickname Heinz
Born (1900-01-24)January 24, 1900
Died 1 September 1969(1969-09-01) (aged 69)
Place of birth Berlin
Place of death Koblenz
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany (1956-1961)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1918–1945
Rank Generalmajor (Wehrmacht)
Generalmajor (Bundeswehr)
Commands held 8. Panzer-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Heinrich Georg "Heinz" Hax (January 24, 1900 – September 1, 1969) was a German modern pentathlete and sport shooter who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics and in the 1936 Summer Olympics. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Olympic career

In 1928 he finished fifth in the Olympic modern pentathlon.[1]

Four years later he competed as sport shooter and won the silver medal in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol event.[1] In 1936 later he won the silver medal in the same event again.[1]

Awards and decorations


  1. The sequential numbers greater than 843 for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves are unofficial and were assigned by the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) and are therefore denoted in parentheses.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Heinrich Hax Olympic Results". Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 180.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 85.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 102–111.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997) (in German). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K]. Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Gottfried Fröhlich
Commander of 8. Panzer-Division (Wehrmacht)
5 January 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Commander of 3rd Armoured Division (Bundeswehr)
3 September 1956 – 14 July 1958
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Christian Müller

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