Demelhuber, Karl Maria

BORN 27 May 1896, Freising, Bayern - DIED 18 Mar 1988, Seeshaupt, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION Seeshaupt, Bayern: Friedhof (Alter Teil, 9-29)

Karl-Maria von Demelhuber served in the Freikorps of Ritter von Epp from 1919 to 1920. After that he worked as a salesman in 1920, but in 1921 he started working for the Bavarian State Police. He joined the NSDAP in 1922, but he left it after the failed putsch of 1923. In 1934 he joined the SA and he switched to the SS in 1935. From 1940 to 1941 he commanded the Waffen SS East in the General Government in Poland. From 1941 to 1942 he served in Finland and from 1942 to 1944 in the Netherlands. On 21 June 1944 he was promoted to Obergruppenführer, the highest rank within the SS.

After the war ended he was a prisoner of war in Schleswig-Holstein and in Neuengamme. In 1948 he was released. In the 1950s he was a member of a mutual aid group for members of the former Waffen SS. He died in Seeshaupt in 1988.


The grave of Karl-Maria Demelhuber at the cemetery in Seeshaupt.
Picture by androom (23 May 2006)


• Scheibmayr, Erich, Gräber in Oberbayern - ausserhalb von München, Verlag Erich Scheibmayr, München, 1998
Karl Maria Demelhuber ā€“ Wikipedia

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Published: 13 Apr 2020
Last update: 02 May 2023