Commanders of the Thaelmann Battalion

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Commanders of the Thaelmann Battalion

Postby keith A » 14 May 2016 17:16

I know that "Ludwig Renn" was the first commander of the battalion (1936) and that he was succeeded by Richard Staimer (1936-7) and then by Gustav Szinda (1937) but who led the battalion in 1937-8 until the disbandment of the brigades?

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Re: Commanders of the Thaelmann Battalion

Postby Ironmachine » 15 May 2016 10:48

Georg Elsner (his real name was Bruno Hinz) was the commander of the battalion when he was killed in combat on 24 August 1937. He was replaced by Anton Schichanowsky.


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