Heinrich Otto Gottfried von Erdmannsdorff (25 April 1893 – 30 January 1946) was a highly decorated Generalmajor 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. Von Erdmannsdorff, who was at that time commander of the so-called "Fortress Mogilev" was captured by Soviet troops in late June 1944 during the Mogilev Offensive. He was tried by a Soviet tribunal (the "Minsk Process") for crimes committed in Belarus along with 18 other officers, 14 of whom -among them von Erdmannsdorff - were sentenced to death on 29 January 1946. The officers were hanged in public (with over 100,000 civilian spectators) in the horse rac

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  • Gottfried von Erdmannsdorff (* 25. April 1893 in Kamenz; † 30. Januar 1946 in Minsk, Sowjetunion) war ein deutscher Heeresoffizier, zuletzt Generalmajor im Zweiten Weltkrieg. (de)
  • Heinrich Otto Gottfried von Erdmannsdorff (25 April 1893 – 30 January 1946) was a highly decorated Generalmajor 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. Von Erdmannsdorff, who was at that time commander of the so-called "Fortress Mogilev" was captured by Soviet troops in late June 1944 during the Mogilev Offensive. He was tried by a Soviet tribunal (the "Minsk Process") for crimes committed in Belarus along with 18 other officers, 14 of whom -among them von Erdmannsdorff - were sentenced to death on 29 January 1946. The officers were hanged in public (with over 100,000 civilian spectators) in the horse racing venue of Minsk, on 30 January 1946. He was the younger brother of General der Infanterie Werner von Erdmannsdorff. (en)
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  • (to 1918)
  • (to 1933)
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  • 1893-4-25
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  • 1946-1-30
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  • Division Nr. 465
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  • Generalleutnant Kurt Hoffmann
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  • 1893-04-25 (xsd:date)
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  • Biography
  • Military of Germany
  • World War I
  • World War II
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  • Commander of Division Nr. 465
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  • --09-29
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  • German General and Knight's Cross recipients (en)
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  • Gottfried von Erdmannsdorff (* 25. April 1893 in Kamenz; † 30. Januar 1946 in Minsk, Sowjetunion) war ein deutscher Heeresoffizier, zuletzt Generalmajor im Zweiten Weltkrieg. (de)
  • Heinrich Otto Gottfried von Erdmannsdorff (25 April 1893 – 30 January 1946) was a highly decorated Generalmajor 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. Von Erdmannsdorff, who was at that time commander of the so-called "Fortress Mogilev" was captured by Soviet troops in late June 1944 during the Mogilev Offensive. He was tried by a Soviet tribunal (the "Minsk Process") for crimes committed in Belarus along with 18 other officers, 14 of whom -among them von Erdmannsdorff - were sentenced to death on 29 January 1946. The officers were hanged in public (with over 100,000 civilian spectators) in the horse rac (en)
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  • Gottfried von Erdmannsdorff (de)
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