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Rudolf Krüger awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes (Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross) as Oberfeldwebel (Master Sergeant) in the 6.Kompanie of Infanterie-Regiment 32. In April 1945 Krüger received the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross as Hauptmann (Captain) in the 5.Kompanie. Photo: October 1941. In total, 7313 awards of the Knight's Cross were made, of these, 883 received Oak Leaves, 160 received Oak Leaves and Swords, 27 received Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.
Gruppenfuhrer Dr.Baron Otto Gustav von Wächter - organized the Waffen SS 14'th Infantry division while governor of Galacia from Galacian volunteers originally.Although his duties were confined to an administrative role, and he was never part of the SS and Police forces in any of the occupied territories.
Baldur Benedikt von Schirach (9 May 1907 – 8 August 1974) was a Nazi youth leader later convicted of being a war criminal. He was the head of the Hitler-Jugend (HJ, the "Hitler Youth") and Gauleiter and Reichsstatthalter ("Reich Governor") of Vienna. He was sentenced and served 20 years as a prisoner in Spandau Prison.