Grolman, Helmuth von, born 06-11-1889 seven months after Adolf Hitler
(did you know
(see Alois Hitler
(see William Hitler
), Reimsheim, joined the Army as a Fahnenjunker in the 3rd
Garde Ulanen Regiment in Potsdam
, on 30-06-1916, age 27. He was in the fields with his regiment and end October 1917 he started a pilot training
and came with the Luftwaffe Flying Corps.
He retired from the Army on 31-12-1920 and reactivated in the growing Reichswehr
on 01-08-1939 as an Oberstleutnant in the General Staff of the 28th
, under General der Infanterie, Hans von Obstfelder
, who died old age 90, on 20-12-1975, in Wiesbaden. Another famous commander in WWI was Paul von Hindenburg
Grolman was in the fields of World War II with this Division and promoted to Lieutenant General on 01-11-1944. The youngest Lieutenant General in WWII with 36, was Theodor “Tolsdorf the Mad” Tolsdorff
He is assigned as commander of the Army Group Süd, under Generaloberst der Infanterie, Johannes Friessner
and ends the war as commander of the 4th
Cavalry Division, he succeeded Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Rudolf Holste
and lands in US captivity until his release on 31-03-1948. After the war Grolmann works in the German Bundestag, as State Secretary and he discharged on 14-07-1961, after being accused of a homosexual relation with a waiter pupil.
Death and burial ground of Grolman, Helmuth von.
After discussions about his homosexuality he tried a suicide with a zyankali capsule in his office, but he failed. Living with his family in retirement, Grolmann at the old age of 87 died, on 18-01-1977, in Hanover and is buried with his wife Renate, born Cramon, who died old age 96 on 05-04-2003, on the cemetery of Seelhorst in Handover.