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Karl Witzell
Born (1884-10-18)18 October 1884
Died 31 May 1976(1976-05-31) (aged 91)
Place of birth Hiersfeld near Wesel
Place of death Berlin
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kaiserliche Marine
Years of service 1902–1942
Rank Generaladmiral
Unit SMS Elbing
SMS Frankfurt
SMS Graudenz
SMS Schleswig-Holstein
SMS Braunschweig
Battles/wars World War I
World War II

Karl Witzell (18 October 1884, Hiersfeld near Wesel - 31 May 1976, Berlin) was a German naval officer who rose to General Admiral and head of the Marinewaffenhauptamt during the Second World War.




  • (German) Hans H. Hildebrand and Ernest Henriot: Deutschlands Admirale 1849-1945 Band 3: P-Z, Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück 1990, ISBN 3-7648-1499-3, p. 568-569

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