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Jürgen Wagner

A Brigadeführer in the Waffen SS during World War II (1901–1947)
The basics
Occupation Officer
Country Germany
AKA Jurgen Wagner
Date of birth Strasbourg
Date of death Jun 27, 1947 Belgrade
The details

Jürgen Wagner (9 September 1901 in Strasbourg – 27 June 1947 in Belgrade) was a Brigadeführer in the Waffen SS during World War II, he was the commander of the SS Division Nederland and was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.
Wagner was extradited to Yugoslavia in 1947 to stand trial for war crimes. Found guilty before the Yugoslav military tribunal, he was sentenced to death and executed on 27 June 1947. In April 1944 Wagner was promoted to SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS and given command of the 4th SS Polizei Division. In August 1944, Wagner was given command of a kampfgruppe, against the Tartu Offensive of the Soviet 3rd Baltic Front.
Wagner was extradited to Yugoslavia in 1947. There, he was put on trial before the military tribunal of the 3rd Yugoslav Army from 29 May to 6 June 1947 in Zrenjanin. It is not precisely known for what he was indicted for, however his orders for the mass executions of civilians in 1941 and later on reportedly played a role in his conviction. Found guilty of the charges, he was sentenced to death by firing squad and executed on 27 June 1947.


  • Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (16 May 1940) & 1st Class (1 July 1940)
  • German Cross in Gold on 8 December 1942 as SS-Standartenführer in SS-Infanterie-Regiment "Germania"
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 24 July 1943 as SS-Oberführer and commander of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Germania".
    • 680th Oak Leaves on 11 December 1944 as SS-Brigadeführer and Generalmajor of the Waffen-SS and commander of the 4. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Brigade "Nederland"
  • Thomas 1998, p. 407.
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 492.
  • ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 764.

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