Kiver, formely Eduard Heinrich Kiefer, Tilman, Kiwe Til, born 07-06-1910 in Achen, was as a young boy already interested in show business and followed an education on the conservatory of Aachen, until 1934. In 1937 he went to the USA, Baltimore for an education on a drama school. He travelled to several countries before joining the Hermann Goering (did you know) Regiment and the Führer (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) Battalion. He was transferred to General der Panzertruppe, Eugen Meindl’s Fallschirmjäger. He was awarded with the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross for he brave behaviour in the battles in North Africa, in July 1942. On 18-05-1943 he is promoted to Hauptmann and commander of the 2nd company of the Panzer Reconnaissance Division “Herman Goering” . He ends his career in Allied captivity and received there the Iron Cross by intervention of the Red Cross.
Death and burial ground of Kiver, formely Eduard Heinrich Kiefer, Tilman, Kiwe Til.
Released in 1946, he lands in the German show business, by accident and changed his name in Til Kiwe. He starts he new career as actor in Munich and became a famous movie star. Kiefer is to see in many war movies and one role was as the Adjutant of Oberst der Kavallerie, Graf Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg
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In “The night fell over Gotenhafen” movie he embodies an SS officer. In the second part of the television classic In the movie “Am grünen Strand der Spree” On the green beach of the Spree (“The General”) by Fritz Umgelter he was next to Wolfgang Büttner, Hans Pössenbacher and Anneli Granget as Major Illing stationed at a divisional headquarters in northern Norway.
Til Kiwe lived in Munich where he died at the age of 85, on 30-11-1995 and is buried on the Neuer Sudfriedhof of Munich, Bavaria.