Lützow, Kurt Jürgen Freiherr von, born 07-08-1892 in Marienwerder, West Prussia, joined the Army service on 20-01-1914, age 21, in the 8th Grenadier Regiment and was in the fields of the first war. He reactivated in the Army again on 01-05-1931 in the 6th Infantry Regiment. Appointed as a major with the command of the 89th Infantry Regiment to 09-02-1942 and of the 12th Infantry Division until 20-07-1942, under General der Artillerie, Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach. The 12th Infantry Division, later known as the 12th Volksgrenadier Division, was a German military unit that fought during World War II. The division was formed in 1934. It participated in the invasion of Poland at the start of the World War II and took part in the 1940 assault on France and the Low Countries. In the Soviet Union, the division joined Operation Barbarossa. Subsequently the division took part in Operation Bagration where the entire division was captured by the Soviets. Operation Bagration (as the code name for the Soviet 1944 Belorussian Strategic Offensive Operation during World War II, which cleared German forces from the Belorussian SSR and eastern Poland between 22 June and 19-08-1944. By the end of the operation most of the western Soviet Union had been reconquered and the Red Army had achieved footholds in Romania and Poland. “German losses soared from 48.363 in May to 169.881 in July and 277.465 in August: they eventually numbered well over half a million killed and wounded, even higher than the toll at Verdun in 1916.” The division was re-activated in September 1944, where it was sent to the newly created Western Front. Commanding General of XXXV Army Corps to 05-07-1944 as his Corps was destroyed on the Eastern Front. During his imprisonment from which he was released on 16-01-1956, he became a member of the Bund Deutscher Offiziere, organized by the National Committee of Free Germany, Walter Seydlitz-Kurzbach. In this function, von Lützow was one of the co-signatories of the call for the 17 Generals of 27-07-1944, and the appeal to the People and Wehrmacht of 8 December 1944.
Von Lützow was in Soviet captivity from 05-07-1944 until 16-01-1956, 12 years and released after intervention of Konrad Adenauer
the new German Chancellor, with Josef Stalin
Death and burial ground of Lützow, Kurt Jürgen Freiherr von.
Freiherr Kurt Jurgen von Lützow retired in Hanover after his release and died there at the age of 68, on 28-07-1961 and is buried on the cemetery of the suburb Seelhorst, in Hanover, alas his gravestone is removed, recently.
Cemetery location of Lützow, Kurt Jürgen Freiherr von