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Signed book printed in 1941 on the German campaign in France. Slight damage to lower right,some spotting to front and back covers and age toning to pages. Nicely dedicated and bold signature. Hard to find signature

WOYRSCH, Udo von
(1895 - 1983)
SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei / Preußischen Staatsrat / M.d.R.:
Born: 24. Jul. 1895 in Schwanowitz, Schlesien.
Died: 14. Jan. 1983 in Schwaben.
NSDAP-Nr.: 162 349
SS-Nr.: 3 689
General der Polizei: 15. Apr. 1941
SS-Obergruppenführer: 1. Jan. 1935
SS-Gruppenführer: 15. Mar. 1932
SS-Standartenführer: 1. Mar. 1931
SS-Sturmbannführer: 13. Nov. 1930.
Leutnant: Aug. 1914
Career: Höhere SS und Polizeiführer / Führer SS-Oberabschnitt "Elbe" (Wehrkreis IV; HQ: Dresden): 20. Apr. 1940 - 11. Feb. 1944.
Führer Einsatzgruppe z.b.V., West Prussia: Sep. 1939 - Nov. 1939.
Stab Reichsführer-SS: Jan. 1935 - Apr. 1940.
Führer SS-Oberabschnitt "Südost" (HQ: Brieg): 15. Mar. 1932 - 1. Jan. 1935.
Führer SS-Abschnitt VI (HQ: Brieg): 1. Sep. 1931 - 15. Mar. 1932
Führer 8.SS-Standarte “Niederschlesien” (Hirschberg): 11. Mar. 1931 - 1. Sep. 1931
Führer 23.SS-Standarte “Oberschlesien” (Oppeln): 11. Mar. 1931 - 1. Sep. 1931
Führer 16.SS-Standarte “Unterelbe” (Breslau): 1. Mar. 1931 - 1. Sep. 1931
Gau SS Führer Schlesien: Jun. 1930 - 1. Mar. 1931
Grenzschutz in Schlesien: Feb. 1919 -
World War I service as ordnance officer, machine gun officer, cavalry squadron leader, and cavalry brigade staff officer: 1914 - 1918
Kadettenkorps (attended Kadettenhaus Berlin-Lichterfelde, then advanced school): ____ - Aug. 1914

Postwar Prosecution:
Arrested/Sentenced twice for war crimes after war.

Decorations & Awards:
1914 Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
1914 Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse mit Schwertern
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwertern
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Goldenes Parteiabzeichen
Dienstauszeichnungen der NSDAP in Silber und Bronze
Reichssportabzeichen in Gold
Ehrendegen des RF SS
Totenkopfring der SS
* Played an important role in the purge of the SA on 30. Jun. 1934, making the first arrests of SA leaders.
* The brutal and murderous activities of von Woyrsch’s Einsatzgruppe in Poland resulted in a formal protest by Generaloberst Johannes Blaskowitz to Hitler.

Information courtesy of Axis Biographical Research

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