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Siegfried Verhein
Born (1897-10-01)October 1, 1897
Died June 30, 1963(1963-06-30) (aged 65)
Place of birth Gahlkow near Greifswald
Place of death Rod an der Weil in Weilrod
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1930)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915–1930
1934–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Unit 551. Volksgrenadier-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Siegfried Verhein (1 October 1897 – 30 June 1963)[1] was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Siegfried Verhein was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and was held until 1955.

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Citations
  1. Das-Ritterkreuz.de
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 349.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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