Bürckel, Josef

    Date of birth:
    March 30th, 1895 (Lingenfeld/Palatinate, Germany)
    Date of death:
    September 28th, 1944 (Neustadt/Thuringia, Germany)
    Buried on:
    German War Graves Hauptfriedhof Neustadt
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Josef Bürckel was Gauleiter and Reichsstatthalter of the Westmark (Pfalz/Palatine, Saargebiet and Lothringen). He was a member of the Reichstag (German parliament) since 1930. In 1938 he was promoted to SS-Gruppenführer and in 1939 to NSKK-Obergruppenführer. He was e member of the NSDAP from 1921 and also was a SA-Obergruppenführer. He committed suicide in 1944.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Gauleiter
    Awarded on:
    October 3rd, 1944
    Details:
    5th Award, posthumous awarded
    Awarded with "Lorbeerkranz und Schwertern".
    Deutscher Orden des Großdeutschen Reiches
    Dienstauszeichnung der NSDAP 10 Jahre
    Dienstauszeichnung der NSDAP 15 Jahre
    Details:
    With oak leave
    Goldenes Hitlerjugend Ehrenabzeichen
    Ehrenzeichen des 9. November 1923 (Blutorden)
    Gau Abzeichen

    Sources

    • Photo 1: Public Domain
    • Photo: Public Domain
    • - Lumsden R., Medals and Decorations of Hitler's Germany, Airlife, Shrewsbury, 2001
      - - Wikipedia English

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