Elster, Botho Henning

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Elster, Botho Henning Gender: M
Botho Henning Robert Elster
born on 17 May 1894 at 06:30 (= 06:30 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 26°16' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 27°40 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 04°36'

Botho Henning Elster (surrendering himself and 20,000 troops to the USA, 15 September 1944)


German officer, the last major general in World War II. He ordered the largest capitulation on the Western Front, on 15 September 1944, surrendering himself and 20,000 troops to the USA, saving many lives.

Botho Henning Elster died on 24 June 1952 in Böblingen, aged 58.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.


  • Vocation : Military : Honors
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (General)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WWI, WWII)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Last major German general in WWII)