Berg, Kurt Freiherr von.

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Berg, Kurt Freiherr von
Berg, Kurt Freiherr von, born 26-07-1886 in Offenburg, Baden, entered the Army on 12-07-1905 as a Fähnrich, age 18, with the 76th Field Artillerie Regiment. Detached to the War School in Potsdam and following to a course at the Field Artillery Firing School. With the start of the first war he is an an Oberleutnant and Adjutant in the II Munitions Column of the XIV Army Corps. This corps was involved in the Schlieffen Plan. The Schlieffen Plan is a name given after the First World War to German war plans, due to the influence of Field Marshal Alfred von Schlieffen and his thinking on an invasion of France and Belgium, which began on 04-08-1914. Schlieffen was Chief of the General Staff of the German Army from 1891 to 1906. In 1905 and 1906, Schlieffen devised an army deployment plan for a decisive (war-winning) offensive against the French Third Republic. German forces were to invade France through the Netherlands and Belgium rather than across the common border.
Freiherr Kurt was in the fields as a Hauptmann and battery leader with old 76th  Field Artillery Regiment. He ends World War I as Chief of Operations Ia in the Staff of the 221st Infantry Regiment. Von Berg remained in the new Reichswehr and promoted to Major on 01-02-1928, Oberstleutnant on 01-10-1932, Oberst on 01-10-1934 and at the beginning of World War II, he is the Military Replacement Inspector in Koblenz, as a Generalmajor , meanwhile. In battle as the commander of the 556th Infantry Division until 15-08-1940.
He again is the Military Replacement Inspector of Koblenz, until 01-01-1945. Becomes the commander of the Division “von Berg” As commander of the XII Army Corps he is defending Schmiedefeld, around train station Rennsteig  in Thurigen and lands in British captivity from 08-05-1945 until 1947, like most Generals. Released he lives in Freiburg, Breisgau, with fellow Generalmajor der Artillerie, Kommandeur der 719th Infanterie-Division  Rudolf Bader and Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 707th Infanterie Division Afbeeldingsresultaat voor 707th Infanterie DivisionGustav Gihr.
     The German officers and soldiers of 707th Infantrie Division served as executioners. Under the command of Gustav Freiherr von Bechtolsheim, the commander of 707th Division, till December of 1941 19.000 people mainly Jews were executed in Byelorussia. Von Bechtolsheim died in peace in 1969.

Death and burial ground of Berg, Kurt Freiherr von.

Generalleutnant Kurt von Berg died at the age of 65, on 15-03-1952 in Freiburg. He is buried, with his wife Jenny von Berg, born Krebs, close to his fellow Generals, on the Hauptfriedhof of Freisburg, along the east wall. A family member of Freiherr von Berg, Freiherr Michael von Berg from Adelaide, Australia, sent me the family crest  , to see on his gravestone.

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