Kurt Herzog

Kurt Herzog

Kurt Herzog
Born 27 March 1889
Died 8 May 1948(1948-05-08) (aged 59)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1907–45
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held 291. Infanterie Division
XXXVIII. Armeekorps

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Kurt Herzog (27 March 1889, Quedlinburg – 8 May 1948) was a German general who commanded the 291. Infanterie Division during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Kurt Herzog was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and died in captivity on 8 May 1948.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 186.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 79.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Commander of 291. Infanterie-Division
7 February 1940 - 10 June 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Werner Goeritz
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Siegfried Haenicke
Commander of XXXVIII. Armeekorps
29 June 1942 - 8 January 1945
Succeeded by
Renamed XXXVIII Panzerkorps