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SIEGFRIED  BROSOW  (4200-1995)
Sturmbannführer, Waffen SS


 

SIEGFRIED BROSOW was a Sturmbannführer (Major), in the Waffen SS during World War Two who was awarded the Knights Cross.  This was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Germany during World War II.
 

He joined the SS-VT (auxiliary) in 1937 and was issued the SS service number SS 353059.  He was selected to be an officer and sent to the SS Junkerschule at Brunswick from 1939 to 1940 and while he was at the school he joined the NSDAP in December 1939 being given the party number NSDAP-Nr: 7 145 966. During the Battle of France Untersturmführer (Second Lieutenatnt) Brosow was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class class for bravery and the Iron Cross 1st class during the first assault on Moscow, and was promoted to Obersturmführer (First Lieutenant) on 30 January 1942.
 

He returned to the Das Reich Pionier battalion in January 1943 as the commander of the 1st Company, until he became the commander of the Divisional staff in October 1943.


During the rebuilding of Das Reich in 1944 he became the temporary Pionier Battalion Commander and assumed full command during the Normandy Campaign.  On 13 November 1944 he was decorated with the Knights Cross and he led the Battalion until February 1945 when he was reassigned to the SS-Pionierschule as the commander of training and remained here until captured by the Russians in May 1945.
 

SIEGFRIED BROSOW remained in Russian captivity until October 1955.  Upon his release he became a school teacher.  He died on the 18 November 2008.

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