Faber de Faur, Moritz von, 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 succeeding Generalleutnant Paul Otto , during the invasion of Poland. In the spring of 1945, the 13th Division was reformed under the name Feldherrnhalle 2, under command of Generalleutnant Hans Tröger . Tröger survived the war and died 21-01-1982, aged 85, in Schwangau, Bavaria. Generalleutnant Paul Otto , died 14-01-1961, age 79, in Schliersee.
The last engagements with the Soviets were fought on the Austro-Hungarian border. The Division surrendered in Austria in May 1945. Faber de Faur 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 under command of General der Infanterie Ehrenfried-Oskar Boege and was ordered to the Western Front. General der Infanterie Ehrenfried-Oskar Boege surrendered to the Soviet forces in May 1945 in the Courland Pocket. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held until 1955 and died 31-12-1965, aged 76. On 21-10-1941 Faber de Faur 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 der Panzertruppe, Heinrich 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.
Death and burial ground of Faber de Faur, Moritz von.
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 Generalleutnant der Infanterie, The high commander of Feldkommandeur 569, in Wolhynien, Friedrich Haselmayr, General der Flieger, Kommandant der Luftregio I Königsberg, Albert Vierling, General der Flieger/Artillerie, Kommandeur Wehrkreis VII, Edmund Wachenfeld, Generalleutnant der Flieger, Kommandant von Bohemië und Moravië, Max Ziervogel and Hitler’s first driver and look a like , SS Brigadeführer, Julius Schreck and the Nazi jurist, Theodor Maunz.
Cemetry location of Faber de Faur, Moritz von.