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Johann Pflugbeil

Johann Pflugbeil
Born 24 August 1882
Hütten
Died 21 October 1951(1951-10-21) (aged 69)
Stuttgart
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1904–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 221. Infanterie-Division
221. Sicherungs-Division
388. Feldausbildungs-Division
Infanterie-Division Kurland
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Kurt Pflugbeil (brother)

Johann Pflugbeil (24 August 1882 – 21 October 1951) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

On June 27, 1941, the 221 Security division held the city of Bialystok (Poland). That day, the 309 Police battalion started a pogrom on the Jewish community : Jews were arrested, beaten, beards were cut, people were shot... The Jewish community chiefs went to see general Pflugbeil, and asked him to stop that pogrom. They were in his office, on their knees to implore him. A policeman of the 309th Police Battalion urinated on them; the general offered his back, to see elsewhere. After that "meeting", the pogrom became slaughter and massacre : the Jews on the market place were shoot in front on a wall, until the night; the synagogue, where 700 Jews were piled up, was set on fire with petrol and grenades. The Jews who tried to escape where shot. On June 28, general Pflugbeil asked Major Weis (309 Police battalion) the cause of the fire. Weis made a false report on the causes.[1]

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Browning (Christopher R.), Des hommes ordinaires : le 101e bataillon de réserve de la police allemande et la solution finale en Pologne, pp.25-26
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 275.
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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of 221. Infanterie-Division
26 August 1939 - 15 March 1941
Succeeded by
Renamed 221. Sicherungs-Division
Preceded by
Previously 221. Infanterie-Division
Commander of 221. Sicherungs-Division
15 March 1941 - 5 July 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hubert Lendle
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