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Max Sachsenheimer

German general
The basics
Occupation Merchant Military personnel
Country Germany
Date of birth
Date of death Jun 02, 1973 Merzhausen
Authority VIAF id
The details

Max Heinrich Sachsenheimer (5 December 1909 – 2 June 1973) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 17th Infantry Division. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords of Nazi Germany.


  • Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (25 May 1940) & 1st Class (15 June 1940)
  • German Cross in Gold on 3 February 1943 as Major in the II./Jäger-Regiment 75
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
    • Knight's Cross on 5 April 1942 as Hauptmann and commander of II./Jäger-Regiment 75
    • 472nd Oak Leaves on 14 May 1944 as Major and leader of Jäger-Regiment 75
    • 132nd Swords on 6 February 1945 as Generalmajor and commander of 17. Infanterie-Division
  • Thomas 1998, p. 236.
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 393.
  • ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 648.

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