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SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS Walter Krüger


After the battles around Kharkiv were over SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS Walter Krüger addresses the men of SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Das Reich”. Krüger was assigned to take command of the Division on March 18, 1943 and remained the divisional commander until January 25, 1944. He committed suicide on May 22, 1945. 


SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS Walter Krüger
2. The date was the 20th April 1943. Krüger addresses his men
on the occasion of Hitler’s 54th birthday.


Photo attribution
1. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101III-Zschaeckel-197-09/Zschäckel, Friedrich/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
2. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101III-Zschaeckel-197-11/Zschäckel, Friedrich/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons