Alpers, Friedrich Ludwig Herbert “Fritz”

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Alpers, Friedrich, born 25-03-1901 in Sonnenberg, joined the Reichswehr  on 13-05-1919, in the II. Eskadron des Ulanen-Regiments.  In September 1929 he joined the NSDAP   number 132.812, then the SA and is SA leader in Braunschweig. Alpers, a great Adolf Hitler fan (did you know), is a SS member, from 01-02-1930, with number 6427, thus an “old comrades”.  He climbes the ranks in the SS smoothly, 1932 Sturmbannführer , 1933 Standartenführer  and 1943 Obergruppenführer . Since October 1930 he is a member of the Braunschweig . Alpers is twice suspended as SS leader because of use of violence as the Nazi’s in 1933  took the power in Germany. Next the command of the new 49th SS-Standarten “Braunschweig”,  where he worked with the disputed SS Obergruppenführer Friedrich Jeckeln.
      
                       Jeckeln                               Dietrich Klagges.
From July-October 1941, the units under Jeckeln’s command participated in the massacre of the Jews across Ukraine. Upon the war’s conclusion, Jeckeln, along with other Nazis who served in the Riga military district, was captured by the Red Army and tried before a Soviet military court in Riga, Latvia from  26-01-1946, to 03-03-1946. Jeckeln and the other defendants were found guilty, sentenced to death and hanged at Riga on 03-03-1946. Alpres lost this position after an intern quarrel with Minister President Klagges and is qualified as sickly ambitious, insincere, not self employed, not purposeful, blind and an intriguer. Klagges died old age 80, on 12-11-1971 in Bad Harzburg. Alpers in Braunschweig, as the commander of the SS Assistance Police, “famous” for his cruelty, was involved in the actions against the “Volksfreund” and Bond of the Stahlhelm . He was also responsibly for the “Rieseberg” murders, as eleven men from this village were killed by a group under command of Alpers, an act of revenge against there former dissidents from before the taking over by the Nazis. In 1934 he was assigned as the “Gaujägermeister” region gamekeeper, by Reichsmarschall, Hermann Goering and became from 01-11-1937 the Generalforstmeister position in the Reichsforstamt, the ministry of the Reich for wood and hunting. His headquarter was in the castle of Sacrow near Potsdam.
 With the start of World War II, he is commander of the Company Aufklärungs-Gruppe 22 and participates in the East Front battles in 1942. He, with SS Obergruppenführer Herbert Backe , both appointed by the man considered one of the main authors of key Nazi ideological creeds, including its racial theory, persecution of the Jews and Lebensraum, Alfred Rosenberg  is a planner of the hungry politic against the Russians civilians after the start of Operation Barbarossa.
SS Obergruppenführer Herbert Backe committed suicide by hanging himself in his prison cell on 06-04-1947, age 50.
     The intention was to bring all the food from Russia to Germany and to starve the conquerored people, hundred of thousands would die in all misery from hungry. Backe, cowardly, committed suicide in the Nuremberg prison, age 50 on 06-04-1947. In February 1944 he lay down all his offices and volonteered for the front. Alpers took over the command of the 1st Battalion of the 9th Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment  at the Western Front. After the death of the Regiment commander Major Kurt Stephani,  , age 40, on 20-08-1944, who’s defence of Hill 192 at Normandy  merited his Iron Cross, Alpers on 21-08-1944  took over the command.

Death and burial ground of Alpers, Friedrich Ludwig Herbert “Fritz”.

    Finally in the hopeless battles near Mons in Belgium, he is severely wounded . Alpers, a high decorated man, one of the most notorious disputed member of the Braunschweig NSDAP, committed also suicide, at the age of 43, on 03-09-1944. Friedrich Alpers is buried on the large military cemetery of Lommel, in Belgium, with 39.000 graves the largest in West Europe, between many other SS members. The brother of General der Flieger, Kommodore Jagd Geschwader 26 “Schlageter” Adolf Galland, Brother Wilhem Galland , also the Generalmajor der Kavallerie, Kommandant von Altengrabow, Konrad Czettrich und Neuhaus 3., Generalarzt, Wilhelm Dietrich 4., General der Infanterie, Kommandeur of the 89th Infanterie Division 5. Konrad Heinrichs  and  Military Replacement Inspector of Schleswig Holstein, Vize Admiral, 6. Robert Schall Emden are buried on this cemetery.
        
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Cemetery location of Alpers, Friedrich Ludwig Herbert “Fritz”.

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