Hermann Fegelein

Hermann Fegelein

Military Officer; Brother-in-law of Eva Braun

SS-Gruppenführer Hans Georg Otto Hermann Fegelein was a General of the Waffen-SS in Nazi Germany. He was a member of Adolf Hitler's entourage and brother-in-law to Eva Braun through his marriage to her sister, Gretl. Fegelein was highly decorated for his service on the Eastern Front during World War II, where units under his command were responsible for the deaths of over 17,000 Jews and other civilians at the Pripyat swamps in Byelorussia in 1941.… Read More

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1906 Birth Born on October 30, 1906.


1925 18 Years Old In 1925, after studying for two terms at Munich University, Fegelein joined the Reiter-Regiment 17 (Cavalry Regiment 17).


1927 - 1933 4 More Events
1934 27 Years Old He was promoted to the Allgemeine-SS rank of SS-Untersturmführer that year and to SS-Obersturmführer on 20 April 1934 and to SS-Hauptsturmführer on 9 November 1934.
1935 28 Years Old Beginning in November 1935, Fegelein oversaw the preparation of the courses and facilities for the equestrian events of the Berlin Olympic Games.
1936 29 Years Old He was promoted to the rank of SS-Sturmbannführer on 30 January 1936. … Read More


1937 - 1939 4 More Events
1940 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In May and June 1940, Fegelein, who had been promoted to SS-Obersturmbannführer of the Reserves in the Waffen-SS on 1 March 1940, participated in the Battle of Belgium and France as a member of the SS-Verfügungstruppe.
With the start of the German invasion of the Soviet Union which began on 22 June 1941, Fegelein saw active service on the Eastern Front. … Read More
On 1 February 1942 he was promoted to SS-Standartenführer in the Waffen-SS and transferred from the reserve force to active service. … Read More
On 20 April 1943 he was appointed commander of the 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer.
Following his convalescence he was appointed chief of Amt VI—-Office for Rider and Driver Training—in the SS Führungshauptamt on 1 January 1944.
…  Fegelein was shot for desertion on 28 April 1945, two days before Hitler's suicide. … Read More
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