Knight’s Cross Holders of the SS and German Police 1940-45

Volume 1 - Miervaldis Adamsons – Georg Hurdelbrink

Michael Miller

Date Published :
April 2016
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Illustration :
800 b/w photos
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781909982741
Pages : 432
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : Available


The members of the SS and German Police who received the Third Reich’s highest military award have received extensive coverage from the earliest years of World War II research, however previous attempts at documenting all the Ritterkreuzträger (Knight’s Cross holders) of the Waffen-SS have been highly selective in the degree of coverage allocated to each recipient, with much focus being granted to select luminaries and very little to those deemed more obscure or controversial. These earlier works, the best known of them authored by Waffen-SS veterans, have also largely reflected the political opinions of their authors rather than presenting the facts alone. In this first volume, intended as a handy reference for the use of historians and militaria collectors alike, the author presents rare and useful biographical data, derived primarily from SS personnel files and other contemporary documentation, on 178 SS and Police recipients of the Ritterkreuz. Lavishly illustrated, it contains hundreds of diverse and often striking photographs of the recipients covered. As noted military historian Hugh Page Taylor writes, ‘[This] fine reference [that] Mike Miller has now made available is a great relief, one I know I share with others seriously, objectively and without bias interested in the men of the Waffen-SS and Police.’

About The Author

Michael Miller was born in Torrance, California on 28 May 1971. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1989 to 1993, with assignments to USS Orion (AS-18) and the Port Services Department of Commander, Submarine Squadron 22 in La Maddalena, Sardinia as well as Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron TWO (VQ-2) in Rota, Spain. His interest in the Second World War dates back to 1978. Founder of the website Axis Biographical Research in 1999, he is the author or coauthor of the following: Leaders of the SS & German Police, Volume I: Reichsführer-SS – SS-Gruppenführer; Knight’s Cross Holders of the SS & German Police, 1940-1945; Knight’s Cross Holders of the SS & German Police, 1940-1945, Volume 1. With Andreas Schulz: The SS-Brigadeführer, 1933-1945; Gauleiter: The Regional Leaders of the Nazi Party and Their Deputies, Volume I; Leaders of the SS & German Police, Volume II. Reichsführer-SS – SS-Gruppenführer: HanHaltermann to Walter Krüger; Leaders of the Storm Troops, Volume I. Oberster SA-Führer, SA-Stabschef and SAObergruppenführer (B-J).

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