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Alfons Hitter

German General and Knight's Cross recipient

Died when: 75 years 281 days (909 months)
Star Sign: Gemini


Alfons Hitter

Alfons Hitter (4 June 1892, Hochstatt, Alsace-Lorraine – 11 March 1968) was a German general during World War II who commanded the 206th Infantry Division.

He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.Hitter surrendered to Soviet forces during Operation Bagration when his division was encircled at Vitebsk.

Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held in prison for eleven years, joining the National Committee for a Free Germany while in captivity.

He was released in 1955.

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