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Please Help Franz von Zeydner

Post by Requin Marteau » 24 Jul 2002 15:30

Do you have more information on SS Ogruf Franz von Zeydner (Fekethalmy Czeydner Ferenc vitez), Kdr 17. Waffen Armee Korps der SS (Ungr Nr 1).

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Post by sylvieK4 » 24 Jul 2002 16:29

This is from the "Axis Biographical Research" (A.B.R) site:

FEKETEHALMI-CZEYDNER, Ferenc
(1890 - 1946)
Vezérezredes/Waffen-Obergruppenführer der SS:
Born: 22. Nov. 1890 in Piski.
Executed: 5. Nov. 1946 in Yugoslavia.
Promotions:
Vezérezredes: 11.1944; Waffen-Ogruf.d.SS: 1944;
Assignments:
Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army: Oct. 1944 - Jan. 1945.
Deputy Chief of General Staff: Oct. 1944 - Jan. 1945.
Postwar Prosecution:
Extradited for trial to Yugoslavia for his role in the massacres by Hungarian troops at Ujvidek in 1942. Sentenced to death.
Original name: Ferenc Zeidner.

You can find more information in biographies of other figures from the period, for example, the Prime Minister Miklos Kallay.

Czeydner left Hungary shortly before "Operation Margarethe" for Germany, apparently to evade a conviction for his role in the Ujvidek massacre of Jews and Serbs under Bardossy. Kallay's regime reopened an investigation into Feketehalmy-Ceydner's behavior in the Ujvidek and, along with a few of his juniors (Zoldi, et. al), he fled Hungary for Germany (despite giving his word of honor he would not leave), in the face of a conviction of wrong doing. In Germany, he was welcomed into the SS, and he returned to Budapest with the SS and Heer in March 1944. With Kallay out and Sztojay in, the charges were not pursued against Czeydner.

I have seen some references to Czeydner as having played a role in the military court system as well as Honved controlling staff, during the Arrow Cross period post-October 13, 1944.

I have never seen a photo of Czeydner. Does anyone have one they can post?

P.S Are you sure Czeydner was of Vitezi Rend; had the title "Vitez" ?

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more info for Feketehalmy-Czeydner

Post by Milan Szekelyhidi » 24 Jul 2002 22:01

vitéz Feketehalmy-Czeydner, Ferenc general
In Hungarian: vitéz Feketehalmy-Czeydner Ferenc vezérezredes

Original name: Ferenc Zeidner
Piski, 1890. November 22. - Zsabalya, 1946. November 5.
Artillery, later SS officer.
1939. January 15., commander of 6. infantry brigade, after 1939. November 1. general, after 1940. march 1. chief of the general stuff of the 1st Hungarian army. After 1941 august 1., commander of V. army corps, after 1941. November 1., lieutenant-general. Because of the Yugoslavian affair, relieve of his office in 1942. august 10. (or 20.). 1942. December 1., discharge with a pension and start the criminal procedure. After 1943 march, manager of aircraft factory at Mátyásföld. During lawsuit of military tribunal escape to Germany, dismiss from rank in 1944. February 10. After 1944. march 1. SS-Gruppenführer and Waffen-SS lieutenant-general. Get back the Hungarian lieutenant-general rank in 1944. april 28. Observer at Normandy. After the Arrow Cross takeover 1944. October 22. the Minister of defence and the chief of the general staff assistant. After 1944. November 1. general and off duty SS-Obergruppenführer and General der Waffen-SS. After 1944. December 22., went to hospital. From captivity of USA given out to Hungary. After 1945. Jun 19. dismiss from rank and military.In Budapest at 1946.may 21. sentence to death by hanging, but Hungary given out to Yugoslavia, and executed like war criminal.

He has got vitéz rank because of WWI, but he didn’t use.

I haven’t got picture for Feketehalmy-Czeydner, yet.

Milan

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Post by USAF1986 » 26 Jul 2002 00:22

There is a on-page biography and photograph of this general in "The Hungarian Army and its Military Leadership in World War II" by Andris J. Kursietis.

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Post by sylvieK4 » 26 Jul 2002 00:38

Shawn, could you please, please scan and post the picture of Czeydner here? :) I have been wanting to see what that guy looks like for a long time.

Thank you!

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Post by USAF1986 » 26 Jul 2002 00:53

Here he is!

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Post by Milan Szekelyhidi » 26 Jul 2002 08:59

USAF1986 wrote:Here he is!
Regards,
Shawn


Good picture!
Thank You!
Milan

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Post by sylvieK4 » 26 Jul 2002 15:16

Thank you, Shawn! :D

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Post by Requin Marteau » 26 Jul 2002 16:16

Tanks you for informations

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Post by hardi » 06 Dec 2003 15:12

USAF1986 wrote:Here he is!

Regards,
Shawn


Hi,

The counterpart of that picture:)

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Post by Dan E. Moe » 06 Dec 2003 15:40

What medals did he receive during WW1 and WW2?


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Re: Please Help Franz von Zeydner

Post by hardi » 06 Dec 2003 19:03

Requin Marteau wrote:Do you have more information on SS Ogruf Franz von Zeydner (Fekethalmy Czeydner Ferenc vitez), Kdr 17. Waffen Armee Korps der SS (Ungr Nr 1).


Hi,

Feketehalmy was NOT the commander of XVII. Waffen-Armee-Korps der SS! vitéz Jenö Ruszkay (Ogruf. der W-SS) held that position.

janos

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Post by hardi » 06 Dec 2003 19:08

frontkjemper wrote:What medals did he receive during WW1 and WW2?


Dan


Some of them:

- Ordine di Corona d'Italia - Commendatore (?)
- Odrodzenia Polski - Kommandeur (?)
- Deutscher Adlerorden I. Stufe, ohne schwerter (WW1)
- Eisernen Kreuz II. (WW2, Normandy, II. SS Panzerkorps)
- Ehrenzeichnen für deutsche Volkspflege I. Stufe (?)

He had lots of Hungarian medallions...:)

janos

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Post by Dan E. Moe » 08 Dec 2003 13:46

Thanks hardi!

Dan

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