Remus, Dr. Alexander

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Remus, Dr. Alexander, born 12-01-1887, was a Generalarzt in the IX Armee Corps, which Commander was SS Obergruppenführer, Friedrich Dollmann, The IX Corps was in all big battles during World War II, as the Operation Barbarossa, Invasion of France Battle_of_France_collage and the battle for Moscow. The 91.000 German POWs taken at Stalingrad, 27.000 died within weeks and only 5-6.000 returned to Germany by 1955. The remainder of the POWs died in Soviet captivity. On 02-02-1943, the organized resistance of Axis troops in Stalingrad ceased. Out of the 91.000 prisoners taken by the Soviets, 3.000 were Romanian. These were the survivors of the 20th Infantry Division File:20th Infanterie Division Logo.svg, 1st Cavalry Division and “Colonel Voicu” Detachment.  According to archival figures, the Red Army suffered a total of 1.129.619 total casualties; 478.741 men killed or missing and 650.878 wounded. These numbers are for the whole Don region; in the city itself 750.000 were killed, captured, or wounded. Anywhere from 25.000 to 40.000 Soviet civilians died in Stalingrad and its suburbs during a single week of aerial bombing by Luftflotte 4 as the German 4th Panzer and 6th Armies approached the city; the total number of civilians killed in the regions outside the city is unknown. In all, the battle resulted in an estimated total of 1.7-2 million Axis and Soviet casualties.

Death and burial ground of Remus, Dr. Alexander.

After the war Remus retired in Kassel, where he at the age of 77 died on 21-06-1964 and is buried on the famous Military Cemetery of Kassel, next the  Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur vom WBK Königsberg IIRudolf  Scheller, Generalmajor der Panzertruppe, Commander of the 92nd Panzer Grenadier Regiment, Werner von Hillebrandt, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur Feld MaterialHans Hederich, Generalmajor der Artillerie, Commander 12th Artillery Replacement Battalion, Detlev Rüdelsdorff, General der Infantrie, Kommandeur der XXIX Heeres Korps, Kurt Röpke, General der Infanterie, Commander Army Corps A, Karl von Roques and Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Commander North East France, DyonWilhelm Hederich.


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