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

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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Periode:
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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