Decorated Captain (Hauptmann) in the Nazi Wehrmacht. His military honors include the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and the Wound Badge.
At the start of World War II, he was involved in the German Occupation of Czechoslovakia, also called the Annexation of the Sudetenland.
He took part in the Nazi Invasion of Poland and the Battle of France.
He was born and raised in the village of Rossla, Germany. He died in Nuremberg at the age of seventy-nine.
He and infamous Holocaust architect Adolf Eichmann were both Nazi military officers.