GINANT Kurt Ludwig von (Gienant)( Baron, military leader, one of the leaders of the occupation regime, the general of cavalry)
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Biography GINANT Kurt Ludwig von (Gienant)
Ginant (Gienant) Kurt Ludwig Von (6.12.1876, Eisenberg - 3/4/1961, Heidelberg), Baron, military leader, one of the leaders of the occupation regime, the general of cavalry (1.9.1940). 23.3.1896 joined the cavalry, 20/7/1897 promoted to lieutenant 23rd Regiment of Dragoons. Participant 1 WWI. After the demobilization of the army on the Reichswehr. Since 1/10/1923 commander of the 13th Cavalry Regiment. On 1/4/1925 Chief of Staff Cavalry Inspection. From 1.3.1927 commander 6 th Infantry Regiment. From 1.3.1929 the commander of 29 th Cavalry Division. 1/2/1931 promoted to lieutenant general. On 11.1.1931 the commander of 4 th Division and IV Military Region. Shortly after the NSDAP came to power Ginant was dismissed (30.9.1933) retired with the rank of general of cavalry. 1/9/1939 called back to active service and was appointed commander of the fortress of Breslau and border area. On 8/9/1939 at the head of the command 'Ginant'. 5/5/1940 short time was chief of the East - in his command were all the troops left on the Soviet-Germany border. On 21.7.1940 the commander of Wehrmacht units in the General Government. However Ginant as an officer of the old school failed to work with Mr.. Frank and F. Kruger TK. considered subordinate task forces not repression against the civilian population, and performance of the functions of the occupation forces. 30.9.1942 was removed from his post.