Erich Barenfanger

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Birthday
12, 1915
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
May 2, 1945 (30)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
12, 1915
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
May 2, 1945 (30)

About

Remembered for his involvement in Operation Barbarossa, the 1941 German attack on the Soviet Union, this decorated Nazi soldier was also tasked with overseeing the military training of members of the Hitler Youth organization.

Before Fame

Soon after joining a Nazi paramilitary group known as the Sturmabteilung ("brown shirts"), he led Nazi infantry platoons in the French and Polish campaigns of the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Trivia

For his service on the Eastern Front of World War II, he received a military honor known as the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Family Life

He and his wife killed themselves in a Berlin alleyway after it became clear that the Allied Powers had defeated the Nazi regime.

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In late April of 1945, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler conferred upon Barenfanger the military rank of Major-General.

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