SOME OF THE PRISONERS HELD AT
SPECIAL CAMP 11
Note: That Demelhuber is wearing a Finnish Cross of Liberty.
   

NAME:      SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS
                                                       Karl-Maria Demelhuber

PW NO:             B33421
RANK:              SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS
CAPTURED:     Schleswig-Holstein
DATE:               16th May 1945

PERSONAL

D.O.B:                         27 May 1896

PLACE OF BIRTH:    Freising, Oberbayern
DIED:                         18 March 1988
PLACE OF DEATH:
  Seeshaupt, Bayern
NATIONALITY: 
      German
RELIGION:
               "gottgläubig" ("believer in God")
OCCUPATION:         Regular Soldier
HEIGHT:                    178cms
WEIGHT:                   10st 7lbs
HAIR COLOUR:
       Turning Grey
EYE COLOUR:
         Brown
NEXT OF KIN:       
  Karl/Maria Demelhuber (American Zone)

Nicknamed "Tosca" after his favourite cologne, Demelhuber was the last living officer to hold the rank of SS-Obergruppenführer when he died in 1988. In The SS: Alibi of a Nation, 1922-1945, Gerald Reitlinger commented: "[General der Kavallerie Siegfried] Westphal writes contemptuously that in the Regular Army Demelhuber had been a horse groom." Obviously an exaggerated assessment, it nonetheless reflected the attitude many Regular Army officers felt towards their less classically military trained counterparts in the Waffen-SS.

NSDAP-Number: (Joined 20 February 1922 with NSDAP-Number 4 439; left after Munich Putsch and did not rejoin)
SS-Number: 252 392 (Joined 15 March 1935)

Promotions:

Commands & Assignments:
Demelhuber, then an SS-Oberführer and commander of SS-Regiment  Germania,"
consulting with his divisional commander, then SS-Obergruppenführer Paul Hausser, during the campaign in France, 1940

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