Röpke, Kurt, born 28-11-1896 in Solingen, joined the Army Service as a Fahnenjunker, age 17, with the 57th Infantry Regiment and was in the fields of the first war as a Leutnant. He was not allowed in the new Reichswehr but reactivated in the growing Wehrmacht on 10-11-1938. With the outbreak of World War II he as an Oberstleutnant was the commander of the II Battalion of the 203rd Infantry Regiment to 15-12-1939. Appointed as Instructor at the 2nd Infantry School to 01-08-1940 and commander of the 50th Infantry Regiment until 01-09-1942. Again instructor at the 2nd Infantry School to 26-05-1943, now as an Oberst and commander of the 320th Infantry Division , succeeding Generalleutnant Georg-Wilhelm Postel
until 20-08-1943, meanwhile a Generalmajor. Postel was taken prisoner by the Red Army on 30-08-1944 after the capitulation of Romania. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was sentenced to 25 years of forced labour in 1949. Postel died in custody on 20-09-1953, age 57, of tuberculosis. He was interred in the prisoner of war cemetery in Shakhty. Commander of the 46th Infantry Division , former commander General der Gebirgstruppe, Carl von Le Suire to 10-07-1944, now a Generalleutnant His last command before in Allied captivity was as Commanding General of the XXIX Army Corps to 08-05-1945.