Kurt-Jürgen Freiherr von Lützow

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Kurt-Jürgen Freiherr von Lützow
Born (1892-08-07)7 August 1892
Marienwerder, Province of West Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire now Kwidzyn, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Died 20 July 1961(1961-07-20) (aged 68)
Hannover, Lower Saxony, West Germany
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 12. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars World War I

World War II

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

Kurt-Jürgen Freiherr von Lützow[Notes 1] (7 August 1892 – 20 July 1961) was a German general during World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). 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.

Von Lützow was born near Marienwerder.[1]

He was captured by the Soviet army in 1944 in an encirclement near Bobruisk. In Moscow on June 29, 1950, he was sentenced to 25-years in prison for war crimes. In January 1956, he was released from prison and repatriated.[1]



  1. Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron), which is now legally a part of the last name. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Grossman 2005, p. 274.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Thomas 1998, p. 47.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 519.


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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Karl Hernekamp
Commander of 12. Infanterie-Division
1 March 1942 – 31 May 1942
Succeeded by
Oberst Gerhard Müller
Preceded by
Oberst Wilhelm Lorenz
Commander of 12. Infanterie-Division
20 July 1942 – 25 June 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Kurt Jahn
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Wiese
Commander of XXXV. Armeekorps
25 June 1944 – July 1944
Succeeded by