Siegfried Haenicke

Siegfried Haenicke
Born8 September 1878
Konstanz, German Empire
Died19 February 1946(1946-02-19) (aged 67)
NKVD Special Camp No. 1, Brandenburg, Allied-occupied Germany
Allegiance German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Years of service1897–32
RankGeneral of the Infantry
Commands held61st Infantry Division
XXXVIII Army Corps
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsPour le Mérite
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Siegfried Haenicke (8 September 1878 – 19 February 1946) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded the XXXVIII Army Corps. He was a recipient of both the Pour le Mérite and Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

From 30 September 1942, he became military commander of Wehrkreis General Government (Poland), renamed Befehlshaber Heeresgebiet Generalgouvernement in October 1944. In this function, he ordered the participation of the Wehrmacht in the suppression of an uprising of the prisoners in the extermination camp Sobibor in October 1943. On 31 January 1945, he was transferred back to the Führer reserve. Haenicke was arrested by the Soviets in 1945, and died in 1946 in NKVD Special Camp No. 1.


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