Weikersthal, Walther Fischer von
|Birthname||Walther Ludwig Otto Karl Bernhard v. F.-W.|
|born on||15 September 1890 at 21:15 (= 9:15 PM )|
|Place||Stuttgart, Germany, 48n46, 9e11|
|Timezone||LMT m9e11 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||22°55' 10°13 Asc. 12°56'|
German army general during World War II, a career officer who also served in the Army of Württemberg in World War I and the Weimar Republic's Reichswehr. Weikersthal was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
During Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union, and the Battle of Moscow, Weikersthal was implicated in war crimes, including approvals for the execution of hostages, the burning of villages, and public hangings of alleged partisans. He was dismissed from command in late December 1941, during the Soviet winter counter-offensive, for disobeying Hitler's "no-retreat" order. Weikersthal was released from American custody in 1947, and died on 11 February 1953 at age 62 in Stuttgart.
Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran birth and baptism entry (1890, folio 185, no. 47).
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Other Criminal (War criminal)
- Vocation : Military : Combat
- Vocation : Military : Honors
- Vocation : Military : Military career
- Vocation : Military : Military service (WWI, WWII)