Goltzsch, Rudolf, born 01-10-1897 in Klein Bautzen, Sachsen, entered the Army on 01-01-1916, age 19, as a Fahnenjunker in the 178th
Infantry Regiment. He was in the fields of the first war with this regiment and landed in French captivity
on 20-07-1919. Goltzsch was allowed in the new Reichswehr
and with the outbreak of World War II he was in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler
) (did you know
), as a Major. He was detached to the Army Signals School until 26-01-1940 and again in the Reserve to 08-02-1940. Became commander of the 1st
Battalion of the 174th
Infantry Regiment, then in the Reserve and commander of School V for Officer Aspirants in the Infantry in Döberitz. Goltzsch was commander of the 324th
Grenadier Regiment to 10-11-1943 and of the 41st
Luftwaffe Jäger Regiment to 01-04-1944. Detached with the leadership of the 21st
Luftwaffe Field Division,
to 08-04-1944, successor of General der Panzertruppe, Eugen Meindl
For the fifth time in the infamous Reserve and detached with the command of the 290th
, succeeding Generalmajor Gerhard Henke
Henke died old age 95 on 21-10-1990 in Eschwege. After different short commands Goltzsch, meanwhile Generalmajor, landed in the Reserve on 07-03-1945, get’s the command of the command of Brigade Goltzsch and lands in captivity on 01-05-1945. He was trailed for war crimes but no condemnation and was released on 26-11-1948, age 51.
Death and burial ground of Goltzsch, Rudolf.
Living in Bad Heilbronn, Goltzsch died at the age of 76, on 18-03-1974 and is buried with his wife Johanna, on the Stadtfriedhof of Bad Heilbronn.