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  ::General Dietrich von Choltitz::
Dietrich von Choltitz is most associated with saving Paris from destruction when, in August 1944, von Choltitz surrendered the city to the Allies rather than see Paris destroyed in a similar fashion to Stalingrad in 1942/43.
Dietrich von Choltitz was born in November 1894 in Silesia.
Von Choltitz's regiment fought at Sebastopol in the south of the USSR in June 1942.
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  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Dietrich von Choltitz
In the war against the Soviet Union, von Choltitz' regiment was engaged in the siege of the city of Sevastopol in June 1942.
Von Choltitz prevented a complete uprising of the city's inhabitants and direct battles within the city by a mix of active contact with his enemies, negotiation with the Resistance and demonstrations of power, ultimately preventing any major damage to the famous city.
Dietrich von Choltitz died in November 1966 due to a longstanding war illness in the city hospital of Baden-Baden.
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 Dietrich von Choltitz Details, Meaning Dietrich von Choltitz Article and Explanation Guide
In the war against the Soviet Union, von Choltitz' regiment was engaged in the conquest of the fortress Sevastopol in June 1942.
Von Choltitz prevented a complete uprising of the city's inhabitants and direct battles within the city by a mix of active contacts with his enemies, negotiations with the Resistance and demonstrations of power.
Dietrich von Choltitz died in November 1966 due to a longtime war illness in the city hospital of Baden-Baden.
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 FRANCE 2 - Il y a 60 ans, la libĂ©ration de Paris... : Le cas von Choltitz - France 2 - Dossiers d’actualitĂ© : ...
Von Choltitz remplace le général Karl Heinrich von Stülpnagel qui sera pendu le 30 août 1944 pour avoir participé à la tentative de putsch des officiers contre le tyran nazi, animé par le colonel comte Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, chef d’état-major des armées de l’intérieur.
Von Choltitz avait "les moyens de défendre et, s’il le faut, de détruire la capitale", pense Miquel.
Dietrich von Choltitz devait donc évoluer dans une atmosphère fin de règne, très lourde et très conflictuelle.
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 Dietrich von Choltitz Information
In the war against the Soviet Union, von Choltitz' regiment was engaged in the siege of the city of Sevastopol in June 1942.
On August 1, 1944 von Choltitz was promoted to the rank of general of infantry, and on August 7, he became the military governor of Paris.
Von Choltitz prevented a complete uprising of the city's inhabitants and direct battles within the city by a mix of active contact with his enemies, negotiation with the Resistance and demonstrations of power, ultimately preventing any major damage to the famous city.
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 History News Network
Von Choltitz took the two SS officers to his balcony and, gesturing towards the Louvre, told them that the tapestry was being kept in a basement there.
Von Choltitz suggested that five or six of his men could provide covering fire, so as to enable the SS officers to storm the Louvre and seize the precious tapestry.
The two SS men reflected for a moment before deciding that it would be better to depart empty-handed, for, as von Choltitz later remarked, the courage of their hearts did not quite live up to the brilliance of their uniforms.
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 Der Zweite Weltkrieg
Zur Verfolgung und Vernichtung von Juden sowie von Angehörigen der polnischen Führungsschicht, des Adels und des Klerus wurden "Einsatzgruppen" aus Angehörigen der Geheimen Staatspolizei (Gestapo), des Sicherheitsdienstes (SD), der Schutzstaffel (SS) und der Polizei gebildet.
Doch nach der "Wannsee-Konferenz" vom Januar 1942 wurde die Kriegführung noch stärker von dem bereits zuvor beschlossenen Völkermord an den Juden überlagert.
Millionenfach stand die Bevölkerung, von einem Heer aus Spitzeln und Denunzianten überwacht, nach rationierten Lebensmitteln an, und auch noch ab 1943 vernahm sie in den Volksempfängern die Siegesmeldungen der Wehrmachtsberichte, denen jedoch immer weniger Menschen Glauben schenkten.
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 Baghdad is burning. | steve's gallery
Von Choltitz, in the end, disobeyed several direct orders from Hitler to begin the destruction of Paris.
Von Choltitz prevented a complete uprising of the city's inhabitants and direct battles within the city by a mix of active contacts with his enemies, negotiations with the Resistance and demonstrations of power.
It was this German General of the Infantry, Dietrich Von Choltitz - and not the allies, nor the resistance - who was the savior of Paris.
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 Barking Moonbat Early Warning System
German resistance was light, and General Dietrich von Choltitz, commander of the German garrison, defied an order by Adolf Hitler to blow up Paris' landmarks and burn the city to the ground before its liberation.
Choltitz signed a formal surrender that afternoon, and on August 26, Free French General Charles de Gaulle led a joyous liberation march down the Champs d'Elysees.
Meanwhile, in Paris, the forces of German General Dietrich von Choltitz were fighting the Resistance and completing their defenses around the city.
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 TheHistoryNet | World War II | Dietrich von Choltitz: Saved of Paris From Destruction During World War II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Dietrich von Choltitz: Saved of Paris From Destruction During World War II Adolf Hitler had decreed that Paris should be left a smoking ruin, but Dietrich von Choltitz thought better of his Fuhrer's order.
Dietrich von Choltitz was brought west by Hitler.
Dietrich von Choltitz was indeed an able city destroyer, but by the time he arrived in Paris as its new military governor, he had had a couple of encounters that changed him radically.
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 Dietrich von Choltitz - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Von Choltitz, an army general, was the German military commander of Paris, France, when it was attacked by American and French forces in 1944.
When it became obvious that the Germans could no longer hold Paris, von Choltitz was ordered by Adolf Hitler to destroy as much of the city as he could rather than let it fall intact into Allied hands.
However, von Choltitz could not bring himself to do so, and against Hitler's orders surrendered the city--intact--and its garrison to the Allied army.
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 TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
His orders to General Dietrich von Choltitz (the German military commander of Paris) were to destroy the city rather than let it fall into Allied hands.
, even General von Choltitz is moved by the futility of such destruction - realizing the war was lost and nothing could be gained by destroying one of the world's most beautiful cities.
Von Choltitz was held in a US POW camp until 1947.
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 OpinionJournal - Leisure & Arts
The plaque at the Gare Montparnasse commemorating the surrender of German forces in the city on Aug. 25, 1944, is both wrongly placed--it is situated at the base of the (ugly) Montparnasse office tower, some 300 yards from the train station where French Gen. Philippe Leclerc had his headquarters--and misleadingly worded.
Von Choltitz, the German commander, surrendered at the Prefecture de Police across the square from Notre Dame, not at the train station as the plaque suggests.
There is nothing to mark this aspect of the hotel's history, and if guests ask to stay in the general's old quarters, as some used to do in the Watergate burglars' suite at the old Howard Johnson Motor Lodge in Washington, the discreet hotel staff isn't saying.
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 VICTORY IN EUROPE DAY
To that end, he summoned Major General Dietrich von Choltitz to his headquarters and put him in charge of the city's garrison.
Choltitz had let a sarcastic sense of humor creep into his conversation.
Choltitz then let it be known that he could not surrender to the Resistance (of whom there were about 20,000 already in the city…already skirmishing with German troops).
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 The Reluctant Prussian -- Friday, Jun. 04, 1965 -- Page 1 -- TIME
He was sure he had found that man in General Dietrich von Choltitz.
The authors, an American and a French journalist, spent three years in research and in interviewing the participants, both major (notably Von Choltitz himself) and minor, a score of whose private stories are recounted in detail.
But above all, it is the absorbing story of Von Choltitz' lonely drama of decision.
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 Dietrich von Choltitz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
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