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OTTO  KUMM  (4008-1994)
SS Brigadeführer, Waffen SS

 

OTTO KUMM had a stellar career with the Waffen SS, primarily with the 1st SS (the LAH) and after the war, was a founder and first Chief of the HIAG.  HIAG is an acronym for a German title that basically means they are an organization of SS veterans who helped the widows and children of fallen SS men, or those veterans who would handicapped due to the war.  It was necessary to have a different name for this group because the SS had been declared a "criminal organization" by the victorious Allies.

He held a great many decorations, including his highest, the Knights Cross with Oak Leaf and Crossed Swords.

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