Sorsche, Konrad

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Sorsche, Konrad, born 06-06-1883 in Kauffburg, Silisia, entered the Army Service as a cadet at the Cadet School in Wahlstatt , on 01-04-1894 and joined as a Fähnrich the Foot Artillery Regiment Nr 6, on 22-06-1902, age 19, in Neisse, Silesia. He followed an education on the War School in Danzig  and promoted to Leutnant on 27-01-1903. He became a Oberleutnant on 16-06-1910 and ordered to the War Academy in Berlin, Josef Goebbels (did you know) was later the Gauleiter of Berlin. At the beginning of the first war he was an Ordinance in the Staff of the 6th Foot Artillery Brigade. He is now promoted to Hauptmann and in the fields in France as a Battery Chief in the 15th Foot Artillery Regiment. He takes the command in the Reichs Ministry as Referent, Organisation of the Foot Artillery Department, in Berlin in 1917. He received for his war efforts both the Iron Crosses  and the wounded badge in black . He remained in the new Reichswehr  after the war and climbed up the ranks to Generalmajor, on 01-12-1934 and to Generalleutnant on 01-03-1938. The youngest Generalleutnant in WWII, with 36, was Theodor Tolsdorff  the youngest General, with 42, Walter Wenck.

  At the beginning of World War II, 01-09-1939, he is the first commander of the famous 50th Infantry Division File:50th Infanterie Division Logo.svg until 25-01-1940 and succeeded by Generaloberst der Infanterie, Karl Hollidt and Oberbefehlhaber der 6th Armee

.  . He was in the fields of the Eastern and Western front with the 50th and awarded with the claps of the Iron Cross. He lands in the infamous Führer Reserve of the OKW  (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) on 25-01-1940. From 01-03-1941, eight months later he is appointed as commander of the Wehr-Ersatz-Inspektion, in Liegnitz with Wehrkreis VIII.

Death and burial ground of Sorsche, Konrad.

 Konrad Sorsche is retired then on 31-01-1945, age 61 and had to flee for the advancing Soviet Forces and lands in US captivity in Eisenach. In April 1945. Released from prison Konrad Sorsche lived in Stuttgart, where he at the old age of 87 died, on 11-02-1971 and is buried with his wife Anita, born Garbers, who died age 62, in 1952, on the cemetery of Birkach, a suburb of Stuttgart.

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