Top 20 War Hero celebrities in Germany
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 War Hero celebrities [Updated March 26, 2023].
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben was born
on September 17, 1730
Today, Von Steuben Day is celebrated in cities across the United States on or around his birthday, primarily by German-Americans.
Karl H. Timmermann was born
on June 19, 1922
The Timmermann Theater in Fort Dix, New Jersey was named in his honor.
Gerd Von Rundstedt was born
on December 12, 1875
Several of his fellow German Army officers tried to involve him in their insider plot to assassinate Hitler, but he resisted.
Erwin Rommel was born
on November 15, 1891
He and the German troops under his command were never accused of Nazi war crimes. Hitler ordered Rommel to commit suicide by ingesting a cyanide pill; in return, the Nazi Fuhrer assured Rommel that his family would escape persecution.
Conrad Schumann was born
on March 28, 1942
Peter Leibing, a prominent German photographer, captured Schumann's defection from East to West Germany. The resulting image became one of the most famous visual representations of the Cold War era.
Walter Krueger was born
on January 26, 1881
He led the Sixth Army in the invasion of Luzon, in the Philippines, in 1945.
Werner Hartmann was born
on December 11, 1902
He won many awards including his first, the Wehrmacht Long Service Award 4th and 3rd Class in 1936.
Karl Doenitz was born
on September 16, 1891
Germany's Navy admiral who commanded the U-Boat campaign of WWII.
Just before committing suicide, Hitler designated Doenitz his successor as the head of the armed forces and Doenitz ordered the official surrender.
Helmuth Hubener was born
on January 8, 1925
Author Richard Lloyd Dewey details Hubener's life in a 2003 biography entitled Hubener vs. Hitler: A Biography of Helmuth Hubener, Mormon Teenage Resistance Leader.