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BLASKOVITS Johannes (Blaskowitz)

( General Germanic army)

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Blaskovits, Johannes (Blaskowitz), (1883-1948), General Germanic army. Born July 18, 1883 in Petersvalde, East. Prussia. After the 1-st World War career officer of the Reichswehr. He was one of those who supported an agreement with Soviet Russia, so that Germany could start a war against Poland, in order to fulfill "the sacred, though sad and his duty". December 1, 1935 became a general of infantry, for the following year was appointed commander of the 2 nd Military District. Along with General Wilhelm List and Theodore von Sideways he managed to survive the purge of the military in early 1938, after which he was appointed commander in Dresden. March 15, 1939 he led the 3rd Army, established in Bohemia during the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Hitler. By the beginning of 2 nd World War Blaskovits was the seventh highest ranking general in the Wehrmacht.

In September 1939 he commanded the 8 th Army, attacking in Poznan. Once he brought upon himself the wrath of Hitler, having given the order to a temporary retreat, which was regarded almost as a betrayal. Nevertheless, by the end of the Polish Campaign, October 22, 1939, Hitler appointed Blaskovitsa commander of ground forces in occupied Poland, with its headquarters in g. Slept. Occupying this position, Blaskovits came into conflict with civil deputy Hans Frank Austrian Arthur Seyss-Inquart. Being a soldier of the old school, Blaskovits protested against the actions of the SS and the Gestapo against the civilian population of Poland. In the memo, he warned that the reprehensible actions of the SS in Poland "may be in the future, directed against its own people the same way". Wanting to his memorandum came directly to Hitler, he sent it through the appropriate channels to his immediate superior, General von Brauchitsch. However, the message "got lost". Although Blaskovits no idea about this, but members of his staff have been implicated in the plot against Hitler. In 1944 he became commander of Army Group "G" under General Gerd von Rundstedt, and early in 1945 commanded the Germanic troops in the Netherlands.

After the war, U.S. military tribunal charges filed Blaskovitsu on 12 counts. February 5, 1948, on the eve of trial, he committed suicide in his Nuremberg prison. Later there was a version that Blaskovitsa killed former SS men, who were in prison and has been relaxed regime for good behavior.


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