Lothar Berger

Lothar Berger
Born (1900-12-31)31 December 1900
Died 5 November 1971(1971-11-05) (aged 70)
Bad Schwartau
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1918–20
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 75th Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Lothar Berger (31 December 1900 – 5 November 1971) was a German general (Generalmajor) in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 775th Infantry Division. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Berger initially surrendered to the Soviet forces in May 1945, but was transferred to British custody and was released in 1946.

Awards and decorations



  1. 1 2 Thomas 1997, p. 41.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 110.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.


  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Karl Arning
Commander of 75. Infanterie-Division
6 April 1945 – May 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst Gerhard Matthaiss
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