Bach-Zelewski Erich von (Bach-Zelewski)( One of the senior officers of the Waffen SS)
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Biography Bach-Zelewski Erich von (Bach-Zelewski)
Bach-Zelewski, Erich von (Bach-Zelewski), (1899-1972), one of the senior officers of the Waffen SS. Born March 1, 1899 in Lauenburg, Pomerania. Professional military officer, a 1-WWI. In 1930 joined the National Socialist Workers' Party of Germany. Since 1931 the SS. In 1932-34 member of the Reichstag from the electoral district of Breslau. Since 1939 Obergruppenfiihrer MOP (General) in 1941 - commander of the SS. 21 July 1943 was appointed responsible for developing and implementing a special assignment for the destruction of Polish partisans. In 1944-45 commanded various units of the SS, took an active part in suppressing the Warsaw Uprising. At the end of the war was the commander of Army Group.