Ahlfen, Hans von, born 20-02-1897 in Berlin, Josef Goebbels (did you know) was the Gauleiter of Berlin, participated in World War I and ended the war as commander of the Panzerzüge of the Ostsee-Division, Panzerzüge are armed trains. He came in the new Reichswehr and in 1937 von Ahlfen became teacher on the Kriegsakdemie. At the beginning of World War II, von Ahlfen was in the Staff of the Pioneers and Fortresses, but was ordered to active service on 01-07-1940. He became the commander of the 40th Motorized Pioneer Battalion. On 30-01-1945 he got the rank of Major General and was appointed as Commander of Fortress Breslau , which brought him much reputation. He lost this position because of the influence of Gauleiter of Breslau Karl Hanke, Hanke a very disputed man, strongly advised Albert Speer never to visit “a camp in “Upper Silesia” he meant Auschwitz for any reason. SS Hauptsturmführer, Josef Mengele infamous for performing human experiments on camp inmates in Auschwitz, including children, for which Mengele was called the “Angel of Death”. Hanke had “seen something that he was not allowed to describe and indeed could not describe Magda Goebbels was rumored to have had affairs with Goebbels’s deputy Karl Hanke.
Death and burial ground of Ahlfen, Hans von.