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Gerhard Schmidhuber
9 April 1894(1894-04-09) – February 11, 1945 (aged 50)
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Oberst Gerhard Schmidhuber
Place of birth Dresden
Place of death Budapest
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Rank Major general

Gerhard Schmidhuber (9 April 1894–11 February 1945 in the battle of Budapest) was a German major general.

Born in Dresden in the Kingdom of Saxony, Schmidhuber was commanding officer of the Wehrmacht Heer's 13th Panzer Division during World War II. When the Germans occupied Hungary in 1944, Schmidthuber was supreme commander of German army forces in that country. In that capacity, he had extensive dealings with the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, the latter who saved countless thousands of Jews from extermination during the Holocaust. Schmidhuber died in the Battle of Budapest.

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References

  • "Lexikon der Wehrmacht". Gerhard Schmidhuber. http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Personenregister/S/SchmidhuberG.htm. Retrieved 6 June 2007.  
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit. Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 - 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, 2001. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Dr. Karl Mauss
Commander of 7th Panzer Division
May 2, 1944-September 9, 1944
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Dr. Karl Mauss
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Tröger
Commander of 13th Panzer Division
September 9, 1944-February 11, 1945
Succeeded by
none
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