Weikersthal, Walther Fischer von

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Name
Weikersthal, Walther Fischer von Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 22°55' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 10°13 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 12°56'



Walther Fischer von Weikersthal (At left, in Northern France with Felix Schwalbe and Erwin Rommel)
photo: Scheck, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de

Biography

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.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran birth and baptism entry (1890, folio 185, no. 47).

Categories

  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Other Criminal (War criminal)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Honors
  • Vocation : Military : Military career
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WWI, WWII)