- Faber de Baur, Moritz von
Generalleutnant der Kavallerie. Kommander 4th Panzer Division.
- 01-09-1886, Stuttgart.
- 04-03-1971, old age, 84, Gräfeling.
Gräfeling Stadtfriedhof. Feld IV GU-Grab 14/15.
Faber de Baur, Moritz von
Faber du Faur, born 01-09-1886 in Stuttgart, entered the Army Service on 01-10-1904, 18 years old, as a volunteer in the 2. Württembergisches Dragoner-Regiment „König“ Nr. 26. Promoted to Regiment Adjutant in the same regiment he was involved in World War I. He was awarded with both the Iron Crosses and ended the war as a Rittmeister in this Regiment. Faber du Faur was allowed in the new Reichswehr and started World War II as the commander of the 13th Infantry Division, during the invasion of Poland. He lost his command and landed in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) until September, when he came in the Staff of the 18th Army and was ordered to the Western Front. On 21-10-1941 he ordered the execution of 50 French resistance men after the death of a German government manager. He became the command of the Army Region 593, in January 1942, under the 4th Panzer Division of General Heinrich Eberbach (see Eberbach) and came on the Eastern Front. End 1942 he lost his command of the 593 and again in the Reserve. Assigned as Military-Replacement-Inspector Innsbruck, until 25-10-1944. Relieved from Command because of alleged decomposition of the Military Strength, was put before a Court-Martial and acquitted, Führer-Reserve OKH, from 25-10-1944 until 08-05- 1945. He was captured by the French Forces in 1946 for his war crimes and in prison for 3 years. He was released of the charges of murder, during a process in Paris, on 31-05-1949. He became a free man on 01-06-1949 and lived in Gräfeling, until his death on 04-03-1971 at the old age of 84. He is buried on the Stadfriedhof of Gräfeling, only steps from the graves of WWII Generals, Friedrich Haselmayr (see Haselmayr), Albert Vierling (see Vierling), Edmund Wachenfeld (see Wachenfeld), Max Ziervogel (see Ziervogel) and Hitler’s first driver and look a like Julius Schreck (see Schreck) and the Nazi jurist Theodore Maunz (see Maunz).