Georg Keppler at SS-Div Nord

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Georg Keppler at SS-Div Nord

Post by genstab » 30 Jun 2013 13:15

I read in Yerger that Georg Keppler took over the division from Demelhuber on 21-9-41 while the latter was attending a school but not much later in the fall he became ill with a brain tumor and Keppler reassumed command. I can't find that date- would anyone have it?

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Re: Georg Keppler at SS Div Nord

Post by Tom Houlihan » 30 Jun 2013 13:21

Bill, I don't have it at hand, but Keppler never actually took command. It was all on paper. He was supposed to, but his illness prevented it.

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Re: Georg Keppler at SS-Div Nord

Post by genstab » 30 Jun 2013 19:14

Thanks much, Tom. That could be a help. If you ever run across the documentation let me know.

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Re: Georg Keppler at SS-Div Nord

Post by Michael Miller » 30 Jun 2013 19:22

Information below is from the biography of Georg Keppler in Schulz/Zinke, Die Generale der Waffen-SS und der Polizei, Band 2 (H-K), p. 503:

09.09.1941 Briefly charged with leadership of SS-Kampfgruppe “Nord” as successor to Karl-Maria Demelhuber, but due to acute illness, he was unable to assume this function.
21.09.1941-01.04.1942 Under a physician’s care due to meningitis.

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Re: Georg Keppler at SS-Div Nord

Post by genstab » 30 Jun 2013 19:24

Thanks very much, Mike.
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Re: Georg Keppler at SS-Div Nord

Post by Georges JEROME » 30 Jun 2013 19:27

yes Keppler was ill but it was a meningitis not a brain cancer. He was ill from sept 41 to april 42. Then take command of Das Reich.
So Demelhuber who musr take the duties of Inspekteur der Unterführerschulen" in SS-FHA remain at the command of the Division until 6.42.

(Schulz/Zinke volume 1 page 217, volume 2 page 503)

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Re: Georg Keppler at SS-Div Nord

Post by genstab » 30 Jun 2013 19:45

I appreciate it, Jerome.

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