Willibald Borowietz (17 September 1893 – 1 July 1945) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Borowietz was captured when the Afrika Korps surrendered to Allied forces. He was held as a POW by the United States in Camp Clinton, Mississippi, where he committed suicide by electrocuting himself in a bathtub on 1 July 1945. Officially his death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage.

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  • Willibald Erich Franz Josef Borowietz (* 17. September 1893 in Ratibor; † 1. Juli 1945 in Clinton, Mississippi, Vereinigte Staaten) war ein deutscher Offizier, zuletzt Generalleutnant der Wehrmacht im Zweiten Weltkrieg. (de)
  • Willibald Borowietz (17 septembre 1893 à Ratibor et mort le 1er juillet 1945 au Camp Clinton), est un Generalleutnant allemand au sein de la Heer dans la Wehrmacht pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Il a été récipiendaire de la croix de chevalier de la croix de fer avec feuilles de chêne. La croix de chevalier de la croix de fer et son grade supérieur, les feuilles de chêne, sont attribués en reconnaissance d'un acte d'une extrême bravoure ou d'un succès de commandement important du point de vue militaire. (fr)
  • Willibald Borowietz foi um general alemão na Segunda Guerra Mundial tendo dirigido a 15ª Divisão Panzer. Nasceu em Ratibor na Silésia em 17 de Setembro de 1893, faleceu em cativeiro em Camp Clinton (USA) em 1 de Julho de 1945. (pt)
  • Willibald Borowietz (17 September 1893 – 1 July 1945) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Borowietz was captured when the Afrika Korps surrendered to Allied forces. He was held as a POW by the United States in Camp Clinton, Mississippi, where he committed suicide by electrocuting himself in a bathtub on 1 July 1945. Officially his death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage. His wife, Eva Ledien, was of Jewish descent. She committed suicide in October 1938 so that their children could be Aryanized. This freed Willibald to follow his career. Eva's sister, Käthe (Ledien) Bosse, was killed in Ravensbrück concentration camp on 16 December 1944. (en)
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  • (to 1918)
  • (to 1943)
  • (to 1919)
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  • 1893-9-17
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  • 1945-7-1
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  • 15th Panzer Division
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  • 1914-01-01 (xsd:date)
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  • Unit Surrendered
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  • Generalmajor Gustav von Vaerst
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  • 1893-09-17 (xsd:date)
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  • 1945-07-01 (xsd:date)
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  • Camp Clinton, U.S.A
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  • Police Officer
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  • Biography
  • Military of Germany
  • World War I
  • World War II
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  • Commander of 15. Panzer-Division
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  • --11-11
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  • German General and Knight's Cross recipient (en)
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  • Willibald Erich Franz Josef Borowietz (* 17. September 1893 in Ratibor; † 1. Juli 1945 in Clinton, Mississippi, Vereinigte Staaten) war ein deutscher Offizier, zuletzt Generalleutnant der Wehrmacht im Zweiten Weltkrieg. (de)
  • Willibald Borowietz (17 septembre 1893 à Ratibor et mort le 1er juillet 1945 au Camp Clinton), est un Generalleutnant allemand au sein de la Heer dans la Wehrmacht pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Il a été récipiendaire de la croix de chevalier de la croix de fer avec feuilles de chêne. La croix de chevalier de la croix de fer et son grade supérieur, les feuilles de chêne, sont attribués en reconnaissance d'un acte d'une extrême bravoure ou d'un succès de commandement important du point de vue militaire. (fr)
  • Willibald Borowietz foi um general alemão na Segunda Guerra Mundial tendo dirigido a 15ª Divisão Panzer. Nasceu em Ratibor na Silésia em 17 de Setembro de 1893, faleceu em cativeiro em Camp Clinton (USA) em 1 de Julho de 1945. (pt)
  • Willibald Borowietz (17 September 1893 – 1 July 1945) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several divisions. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Borowietz was captured when the Afrika Korps surrendered to Allied forces. He was held as a POW by the United States in Camp Clinton, Mississippi, where he committed suicide by electrocuting himself in a bathtub on 1 July 1945. Officially his death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage. (en)
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  • Willibald Borowietz (de)
  • Willibald Borowietz (fr)
  • Willibald Borowietz (pt)
  • Willibald Borowietz (en)
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