Siegfried Thomaschki

Siegfried Thomaschki

Siegfried Paul Leonhard Thomaschki
Born 20 March 1894
Miswalde, West Prussia, German Empire
Died 31 May 1967(1967-05-31) (aged 73)
Bad Neuenahr
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913–45
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held 11. Infanterie Division
X. Armeekorps

World War I
World War II

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

Siegfried Paul Leonhard Thomaschki (20 March 1894 – 31 May 1967) was a German general who commanded the 11. 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. Siegfried Thomaschki was captured by Soviet troops on 8 May 1945 in the Courland Pocket, he was held until 1955.

Siegfried Thomaschki was the third child of Paul Thomaschki, an East Prussian theologian, and his wife Elisabeth, née Schucht. Like his father he was a member of Corps Masovia Königsberg.

Awards and decorations

Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
12 February 1944 Im Nordabschnitt der Ostfront haben sich die rheinisch-westfälische 227. Infanterie-Division unter Führung des Generalleutnants Berlin und die Heeresartillerie unter Führung des Eichenlaubträgers Generalleutnant Tomaschki hervorragend bewährt.[3] In the northern sector of the eastern front, the Rhenish-Westphalian 227th Infantry Division under the command of Lieutenant General Berlin and the Army artillery under the command of Oak Leaves recipient Lieutenant General Tomaschki have proven themselves to be excellent.


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 342.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 63.
  3. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 33.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Herbert von Böckmann
Commander of 11. Infanterie-Division
26 January 1942 – 7 September 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Karl Burdach
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Dr. Ing. Dr. Johannes Mayer
Commander of X. Armeekorps
27 December 1944 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by