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hi guys this is my first post on the forum and would like to share a picture of my latest addition to my collection it is an attributed rk 800/65 kq of curt von gottberg, hope you enjoy.


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Hello Mr Bridger,


welcome to the forum :)


very nice cross, always good when it has provenance with it too.


I wonder if this is the same one as in the picture?



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thanks bud, got a coa from detlev when i purchased it pity the grouping was split but it was big bucks, on the look out for as much info on gottberg as i can get google does not have much on him, any book recomendations ?

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He was actually quite infamous.


No. SS - 45 923

No. Nazi - 948 753


Born - 11.02.1896 in East Prussia

Died - 31.05.1945 committed suicide in Leitzhäft



01.04.1933 - SS-Scharführer

25.04.1933 - SS-Truppführer

20.10.1933 - SS-Obertruppeführer

06.11.1933 - SS-Sturmführer

15.12.1933 - SS-Sturmhauptführer

30.01.1934 - SS-Sturmbannführer

20.03.1934 - SS-Obersturmbannführer

09.11.1937 - SS-Standartenführer

30.01.1939 - SS-Oberführer

01.12.1940 - SS-Obersturmbannführer der Reserve der Waffen SS

20.04.1942 - SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Polizei

15.07.1943 - SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Polizei

30.06.1944 - SS- Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS und Polizei



01/06/1935 - 15/04/1936 - commander 49.SS-Standarte "Braunschweig" (Goslar)

1937 - 1939 - w RuSHA

??.10.1940 - ??.07.1942 - w SS-Hauptamt

01.1941 -? .07.1942 - Head of Amt III, SS-Hauptamt

21/04/1942 - 22/09/1943 - SSPF Weissruthenien

27/07/1942 - 22/09/1943 - SSPF "Minsk"

05/07/1943 - 21/06/1944 - HSSPF "Russland-Mitte und Weissruthenien" - replaces the SS-Obergruppenführer von dem Bach

22/09/1943 - 07/08/1944 - Generalkommissar Weissruthenien

21.06.1944 - 07.08.1944 - HSSPF "Russland-Mitte und Weissruthenien"

07.08.1944 - 18.10.1944 - December commander SS-Armee-Korps (canceled due to illness)

??.12.1944 - 08.05.1945 - Ersatzheeres delegate the duties (on behalf of the Army lasts). Deals with laggards catching and re-incorporating them into front-line units in the operating Heeresgruppe "Nordwest".


Decorations include:

1914 EK II 1914 EK II

1914 EK I 1914 EK I

Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1 Okt. Okt. 1938 1938

Spange "Prager Burg" Spang "Prager Burg"

Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer

KVK II m. Schw. KVK II m. Schw.

KVK I m. Schw. KVK I m. Schw.

06.12.1942 - 1939 Spange 1914 EK II 06.12.1942 - 1939 EK II 1914 Spang

20.02.1943 - 1939 Spange 1914 EK I 20.02.1943 - 1939 EK I 1914 Spang

07.08.1943 - Gold German Cross

30.06.1944 - Knight's Cross of Iron

Dienstauszeichnung der NSDAP in Bronze


SS Honorary sword from Reichsführer SS

SS Honorary ring


You could try this book Klein, P. Curt von Gottberg. In Mallmann, K. and Paul, G. (eds) Karrieren der Gewalt. Nationalsozialistische Täterbiographien, WBG, Darmstadt 2004, ISBN 3-534-16654-X

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he certainly beleived in the nsdap policies and carried them out to the best of his abilities, not a lot of pictures of him on the net as i am trying to get one about the size of a postcard for display purposes.will google the isbn of the book suggested wife can get it for xmas present.

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This is the biggest picture I know of, good luck with the book although I think it will probably be in German.


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Apart from meagre information under Wikipedia, this is about the only book I could find:

Peter Klein: Curt von Gottberg. In: Klaus-Michael Mallmann & Gerhard Paul (Hrsg.): Karrieren der Gewalt. Nationalsozialistische Täterbiographien. WBG, Darmstadt 2004, ISBN 3-534-16654-X; 2. unv. Aufl. 2005; davon Sonderausgabe WBG 2011 & Primus, Darmstadt 2011, ISBN 978-3-89678-726-2.

I think this is just a general list of "Täterbiographien" with a chapter on Gottberg.
More photos, not very clear. In most photos he carries a walking stick.



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