Paul Conrath

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Paul Conrath
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1979-089-22, Hermann Göring und Paul Conrath.jpg
Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring and Paul Conrath (left)
Born (1896-11-22)22 November 1896
Rudow, Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died 15 January 1979(1979-01-15) (aged 82)
Hamburg, West Germany
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank General der Fallschirmtruppe
Commands held Flak-Regiment (mot.) "General Göring"
Fallschirm-Panzer-Division "Hermann Göring"
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

General Paul Conrath (22 November 1896 – 15 January 1979) was a German General der Fallschirmtruppe during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Following the battle at Monte Cassino in Italy, he was honored for authorizing action, prior to the battle, that saved priceless Christian treasures. At the request of two of his division's officers, he authorized use of trucks, fuel, and drivers to remove books and other property from the Abbey to the Vatican and other safe locations in Rome. After a mass in the basilica, Abbot Gregorio Diamare formally presented General Conrath with signed parchment scrolls enscribed in Latin. The scrolls cited two German officers who proposed the evacuation of the treasures of the Abbey, Lt. Col. Julius Schlegel, a military lawyer, and Capt. Maximilian Becker, an army surgeon, "for rescuing the monks and treasures of the Abbey of Monte Cassino."[citation needed]

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Citations

  1. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 75.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 155.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 262.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 71.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1991). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil V: Die Flugabwehrtruppen 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1153-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Military offices
Preceded by
Major Walther von Axthelm
Commander of Fallschirm-Panzer Division 1 Hermann Göring
1 June 1940 – 14 April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Wilhelm Schmalz