Schmundt, Rudolf

BORN 13 Aug 1896, Metz, Moselle - DIED 1 Oct 1944, Rastenburg, Ostpreussen
CAUSE OF DEATH fatally injured by bomb
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Invalidenfriedhof, Scharnhorststrasse 33, Mitte (Feld B, gravestone restored)

Rudolf Schmundt served in the German army during the First World War. He was among the few officers from the old army that were included in the new Reichswehr in 1921. During the Second World War he was a close collaborator of Adolf Hitler and became the Chief of the Personnel Department of the German Army and held the rank of General of the Infantry.

He was severely wounded during Claus von Stauffenberg's attempt to kill Hitler by placing a bomb in a briefcase on July 20, 1944. Although initially he seemd to recover from his injuries he died on 10 Oct 1944. He was buried at the Invalidenfriedhof in Berlin where his gravestone has been restored after the fall of the DDR.


The grave of Rudolf Schmundt at the Invalidenfriedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (21 Jan 2004)


Rudolf Schmundt – Wikipedia

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Published: 02 Jun 2013
Last update: 25 Dec 2021