Seydlitz-Kurzbach, Walther von

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Seydlitz-Kurzbach, Walther von Gender: M
Walther Kurt von Seydlitz-Kurzbach
born on 22 August 1888 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone LMT m9e59 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 29°44' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 09°21 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 11°47'

Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach (At left, with Friedrich Paulus)
photo: Jesse, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de


German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Seydlitz-Kurzbach was relieved of his command in early 1943 and then abandoned the German army lines under German fire to surrender to the Red Army. He became a Soviet collaborator while a prisoner of war. After the war he was convicted by the Soviet Union of war crimes. Seydlitz died on 28 April 1976 in Bremen. On 20 April 1996 a posthumous pardon was issued by Russian authorities.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hamburg State Archives: "mittags um zwölf uhr" (at twelve o'clock midday). Death data in margin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Military : Honors (Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (Army general)
  • Vocation : Military : POW/ MIA (POW)