Blaurock, Edmund

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Blaurock, Edmund
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Blaurock, Edmund, born on 12-10-1899, ten years after Adolf Hitler (did you know), in Nuremberg and was a war volunteer in 1917, joining the Bayerischen 8th Feld-Artillerie-Regiment “Prinz Heinrich von Preußen”  and came to the front. Wounded  in the left shoulder and both upper legs, short before the end of the war, on 11-08-1918, he was in hospital at Kortrijk, Belgium. In between the both wars he is in the Freikorps  of Oberst Franz Xaver Ritter von Epp
and in battles against other Free Corpses, wounded in the right big toe. In the Staff of the 8th Division , under General Adolf Friedrich Kuntzen he participates in World War II and after a short time in the Führer Reserve, he is involved in the Operation Barbarossa. Kuntzen died age 74 on 10-07-1964 in Hanover. Blaurock promoted to the rank of Oberst, is assigned to Chief of the General Staff in the XXXXIII Armeekorps under General der Artillerie Hermann Ritter von Speck , on the Eastern Front. Von Speck died in battle near Pont sur Yonne in France on 15-6-1940, age 51. For excellent retreating fighting’s in the Region of Witebsk and Lepel, he is awarded with the Iron Cross. Commander of the Korps-Abteilung “D” and on 01-10-1944 Commander of the 56th Infantry Division , nicknamed Gekreuzte Säbel, ‘Crossed Sabres’, where he succeeded General Vincenz Müller  . Müller a General who served in the Imperial German army, the Wehrmacht Heer, and after the war in the National People’s Army of the German Democratic Republic, where he was also a politician. Müller died age 66, on 12-05-1966, in Berlin. As commander of a Regiment of the Fallschirm-Panzer-Korps   Hermann Goering (did you know), Blaurock is in retreating battles on the Western Front and received the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves . He loses his command and lands in the infamous Führer Reserve for a short time. Promoted to Generalleutnant, the youngest Generalleutnant in WWII was Theodor Tolsdorff,  with the command of the 5th Jäger-Division  , former commander Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 5th Jäger Division, Friedrich Sixt,
Sixt, Friedrich Mil he lands in British captivity on 03-05-1945, and released on 17-05-1948. Blaurock’s son Günther born in Mai 1935 became a Generalconsul.

Death and burial ground of Blaurock, Edmund.

   Edmund Blaurock died at the age of 66, on 25-01-1966, in Nuremberg.  He is buried with his wife Else, who died age 71 on 05-05-1979, and his son Günther who died age 64, on 23-03-2001, on the village cemetery of Aschau am Inn. Only steps away the graves of Generaloberst and Chief of the OKH  General Staff Kurt Zeitzler, SS Brigade Führer, Reich Economics Minister as a member of the NSDAP and the SS, Franz Hayler Generalmajor der Infanterie, Chief of Staff of the Replacement VIII Army Corps in Breslau, Friedrich Ritter von Kriebel and Generalleutnant der Luftnachrichtentruppe, Heeresgruppe Weichsel, Rudolf Meltzer.

 

 

 

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