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Siegfried Karfunkelstein was a German soldier; born at Beuthen, Silesia, 21 February 1848; died on the field of battle at Le Bourget 30 October 1870. He volunteered in 1866 and went through the Austro-Prussian War. In the Franco-Prussian War he distinguished himself so conspicuously that on 28 October 1870, he was decorated with the Iron Cross, second class. Two days later he was mortally wounded while rescuing the regimental flag from the hands of the enemy. He was, however, able to hand it to General Budrisky.

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Karfunkelstein, Siegfried". Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901–1906. http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?letter=K&artid=113. 

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