Kleikamp, Helmut, 28-04-1901 in Ottendorf, Okrila, District of Dresden, entered the Army Reichswehr after the end of the war in December 1918, as a Fahnenjunker in the 2nd Horse Jäger Regiment, age 17. He remained in the Reichswehr and reached the rank of Major, at the beginning of World War II. Kleikamp was an Intelligence Officer in the General Staff of the 5th Army, until 25-10-1939. The same position in the Army Group A to 22-06-1941 and of the Army Group South until 01-04-1942. Chief of Operations of the 371st Infantry Division until 20-10-1942. He didn’t see the battlefields for a long time becoming the Chief of Department for the General Staff Personnel in OKH , Army Personnel office to 01-01-1945. He landed in the infamous Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) till 13-02-1945 and went to a 17th Division Leaders Course in Bad Neustadt. The 17th Infantry Division, under command of Generalmajor der Infanterie, Max Sachsenheimer, Sachsenheimer died age 63 on 02-07-1973, in Merzenhausen near Freiburg, as an infantry division of Nazi Germany, active before and during World War II. Formed in 1934, it took part in most of the campaigns of the Wehrmacht and was decimated in January 1945. Throughout the war, the soldiers of the 17th Division committed a number of war crimes, notably in Poland during the 1939 campaign. On 04-09-1939 in the vicinity of Zloczew, a large scale mass murder took place, the soldiers of the 17th Division burnt approximately 80% of buildings in the town and killed without a trial approximately 200 Polish citizens of Polish and Jewish ethnicity, out of whom only 71 people were identified after the war. Reconstituted in Germany, it surrendered to the Allies in May of that year. The division was responsible for a number of war crimes. Commander of the 36th Volksgrenadier Regiment until his captivity on 08-05-1945.
Death and burial ground of Kleikamp, Helmut.
Released in March 1948, he lived in Marburg near the river Lahn and died there at the old age of 83, on 06-01-1985 and is buried on the Stadtfriedhof of Marburg. In the Elisabeth Church of Marburg, Paul von Hindenburg
is buried and on the cemetery Ockenhäuser Allee, Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Commander of the 75th Infantry Replacement, Herbert Lemke is buried with his wife Ingeborg, born Beug, who died very old age 97, on 07-12-2007, on the war grave section.