Friderici, Erich, born 21-12-1885 in Timmendorf, District Pless, entered the Sächsische Cadet School in Dresden, age 12 and joined the Army Service, age 19, as a Fähnrich in the Infanterie-Regiment „Großherzog Friedrich II. von Baden“ Nr. 103 . With the outbreak of the first war he was an Regiment Adjutant and wounded on the Western Front, in a hospital. He ended the war in the General Staff and was allowed in the new Reichswehr. Friderici was promoted to Generalmajor on 01-10-1935 and on 01-10-1937 to Generalleutnant. He became a General of the Infantry on 20-04-1939 and assigned in the Staff of the Chief of the OKW, Wilhelm Keitel, brother Bodewin Keitel. He was responsibly for the General Government with Reichsprotektor Konstantin von Neurath, the former Foreign Minister, successor was Joachim von Ribbentrop After problems in Böhmen and Mähren, Governor-General Hans Frank, Friderici was stressed and he together with von Neurath was dismissed from their posts. Friderici landed in the Führer Reserve and protested by writing a letter to Wilhelm Keitel. In October 1941 he succeeded General der Infanterie, Commander Army Corps A, Karl von Roques
as commander of the Rear Army Area under Army Group Süd and later he became commanding General of the Security Army Group in Area Süd. Generalfeldmarschall, OB Heeresgruppe Sud , Erich Manstein reviewed Friderici as an objective, intelligent personality and suggested him as an Army Corps leader on a quiet front, he had little experience. Temporary in the Führer Reserve (see von Adolf Hitler), he took the command in Wehrkreis XX, Danzig and West Prussia and the Wehrkreis XVII, Vienna. On 01-07-1944 he was assigned to commander of the Special Staff of the OKH, to organize the retreated forces after the defeat in the Russian Summer Offensives.
He was awarded with the German Cross, by Generaloberst der Panzertruppe, Oberbefehler B 2nd Panzer Armee, Heinz Guderian for his energetic leading of this Special Staff IV. He organized with the thousands of retreating soldiers new Regiments.
Death and burial ground of Friderici, Erich.
Friderici landed in captivity on 08-05-1945 and was released in 1947. He lived in Achern after his release and died at the age of 78, on 19-09-1964. He is buried with his wife Elfried, born Hüther, who died age 67, on 11-02-1961, on the Waldfriedhof of Achern.