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Richert and Hamann

Post by Prit » 11 May 2003 09:53

These two generals were both involved in Bagration. The former managed to extract much of his division, the latter was the unfortunate person nominated as garrison commander at Bobruisk.

Both were executed by the Soviet Union after the war for war crimes.

Can anyone give me any information about the charges brought against them?

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Post by David Thompson » 11 May 2003 17:05

Prit -- On Richert:

Richert, Johann-Georg (?-30.1.1946) [Generalleutnant] -- commander, 286th Security Division 15 Jun 1942-1 Nov 1943; commander, 35th Infantry Division 5 Nov 1943-9 Apr 1944 and 11 May-Aug 1944; commander, 35th Volksgrenadier Division Aug 1944-May 1945 {taken prisoner by Soviet forces; put on trial by a Russian court at Minsk for war crimes 15 Jan 1946 (NYT 16 Jan 1946:7:1); convicted and sentenced to death by hanging; executed 30 Jan 1946 at the Minsk racetrack (LT 31 Jan 1946:3e) or on 6 Feb 1946 (History of the United Nations War Crimes Commission and the Development of the Laws of War p. 528, United Nations War Crimes Commission, London: HMSO, 1948). (Cruel Hunters 77; Hitler's Greatest Defeat p. 174; ABR-Croisier; Third Reich Factbook).}

Here is a news report on his trial, published in the New York Times 16 Jan 1946:
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Post by David Thompson » 11 May 2003 17:13

On Hamann:

Hamann, Adolf (1885-26.12.1945) [Generalleutnant] -- WWI service as infantry officer; Reichswehr service; commander of Frontier Maneuver Camp (Kdt. Grz. Üb. Lgr.) Tiborlager 10 Nov 1938; commander of a frontier district in Poland (Kdt. eines Grz. Abschnittes in Polen) 1 Sept 1939; commander, 3rd Infantry Replacement Regiment (I.E.R. 3) 8 Jan 1940-25 Jul 1941; commander, 327th Infantry Regiment 4 Aug 1941; commander, 523rd Infantry Regiment 24 Dec 1941-14 Jan 1942; commander, 660th Infantry Regiment 1 Apr-14 May 1942; military commander of Orel (Orts. Kdtr. 1/273 [Kdt. Orel]) 1 Jun 1942; military commander of Bryansk and Bobruisk (Kdt. Briansk, später Kdt. Bobruisk) 4 Aug 1943-28 Jun 1944 {taken prisoner by Soviet troops during the collapse of Army Group Center in the summer of 1944 (Scorched Earth p. 597); put on trial by a Soviet tribunal at Bryansk on war crimes charges; convicted and sentenced to death by hanging 26 Dec 1945 (History of the United Nations War Crimes Commission and the Development of the Laws of War p. 526, United Nations War Crimes Commission, London: HMSO, 1948) or 29 Dec 1945; executed at Bryansk five hours later (NYT 31 Dec 1945:4:6; LT 30 Dec 1945:3d; ABR-H; ABR-Croisier-H).}

Here is a news report on Hamann's execution published in the New York Times 31 Dec 1945:
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Post by Prit » 11 May 2003 17:17

David

Thank you for a very full answer. Most grateful!

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Re: Richert and Hamann

Post by Oberschutze » 15 Apr 2009 00:05

I recently purchased a volume of the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Suchdienst and in it I see that someone (presumably family) submitted Gen Adolf Hamann's name & photo to find out what happened to him??? This was in the late 50's of course and I was under the impression these books were for people to track missing soldiers/civilians that could possibly still be alive or at least it was unknown what had become of them. Just seems odd for him to be in there.
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Re: Richert and Hamann

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 08 Dec 2015 13:47

GL Adolf Hamann by Balsi

Does anyone have exact dates for his 1942-44 appointments?

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Re: Richert and Hamann

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 09 Dec 2015 07:44

By order of PzAOK 2 v.28.7.43 Stadtkommandant GM Hamann was appointed as Kampfkommandant Orel.

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