Walter Krüger (SS general), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Walter Krüger (SS general)

German general

Date of Birth: 27-Feb-1890

Place of Birth: Strasbourg, France

Date of Death: 22-May-1945

Profession: military officer

Nationality: Germany

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Walter Krüger (SS general)

  • Walter Krüger (27 February 1890 – 22 May 1945) was a high-ranking commander in the Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany during World War II.
  • He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.
  • At the end of the war, Krüger committed suicide. During operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union, he commanded the SS Polizei Division which fought on the Leningrad front.
  • Krüger became commander of the SS Division Das Reich in March 1943.
  • After that, he went on to become the inspector general of all infantry troops of the Waffen-SS.
  • He assumed command of the VI SS Army Corps in July 1944.
  • On 22 May 1945, Krüger committed suicide in the Courland Pocket.

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