Karl Maria Demelhuber

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Karl Maria Demelhuber

Wilhelm Harster, Demelhuber, Erich Deppner & Hanns Rauter (The Netherlands, 1942)


26 May 1896
Freising, German Empire

18 March 1988(1988-03-18) (aged 91)
Seeshaupt, West Germany


 German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany


Years of service

SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS

Commands held
SS-Standarte Germania, 6th SS Mountain Division Nord, XII SS Corps, XVI SS Corps

German Cross in Silver

Karl Maria Demelhuber (26 May 1896 – 18 March 1988) was an Obergruppenführer (General) in the Waffen-SS and a Heer (Army) officer who served in both World War I and II. During World War II, Demelhuber commanded the SS-Standarte Germania, 6. SS-Gebirgs-Division Nord, XII. SS-Armeekorps and XVI. SS-Armeekorps. He was also winner of the German Cross in silver, and the prestigious Finnish Order of the Cross of Liberty.

Williamson, Gordon (1994). The SS: Hitler’s Instrument of Terror: The Full Story From Street Fighters to the Waffen-SS. Motorbooks International. ISBN 0-87938-905-2. 
Yerger, Mark C. – Waffen-SS Commanders: The Army, Corps and Divisional Leaders of a Legend: Augsberger to Kreutz – Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing (October 1997). ISBN 0-7643-0356-2, ISBN 978-0-7643-0356-2.

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