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Karl Rothenburg
Oberst Karl Rothenburg (2nd from left)
June 1940
Born (1894-06-08)June 8, 1894
Died 28 June 1941(1941-06-28) (aged 47)
Place of birth Fürstenwalde
Place of death near Minsk, Belarus
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1918
1935–1945
Rank Generalmajor (Posthumously)
Commands held Panzer-Regiment 25
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

Karl Rothenburg (8 June 1894 – 28 June 1941) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a recipient of both the Pour le Mérite and Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Pour le Mérite was the highest military order of the German Empire. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Rothenburg was killed on 28 June 1941 near Minsk, Belarus and was posthumously promoted to Generalmajor.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 297.
Bibliography
  • 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. 
  • Mitcham Jr, Samuel W. (2009). The Men of Barbarossa: Commanders of the German Invasion of Russia - 1941. Havertown PA, USA. ISBN 978-1-935149-15-6
  • Mitcham Jr, Samuel W. (2009). Rommel's Lieutenants: The Men Who Served the Desert Fox, France, 1940. Mechanicsburg PA, USA. ISBN 978-0-8117-3557-5
  • 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. 

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