Wilhelm Burgdorf

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Wilhelm Emanuel Burgdorf

German: Wilhelm Burgdorf
Birthplace: Fürstenwalde, BB, Germany
Death: May 02, 1945 (50)
Berlin, Berlin, Germany (Suicide)
Immediate Family:

Son of Albert Burgdorf and Wilhelmine Burgdorf
Husband of Erika Margarete Burgdorf
Father of Private

Managed by: Andreas Greuer
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About Wilhelm Burgdorf


Wilhelm Emanuel Burgdorf (15 February 1895 – 2 May 1945) was a German general during World War II, who served as a commander and staff officer in the German Army. In October 1944, Burgdorf assumed the role of the chief of the Army Personnel Office and chief adjutant to Adolf Hitler. In this capacity, he played a role in the forced suicide of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. Burgdorf committed suicide in the Führerbunker on 2 May 1945 at the conclusion of the Battle of Berlin.

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Wilhelm Burgdorf's Timeline

February 15, 1895
Fürstenwalde, BB, Germany
May 2, 1945
Age 50
Berlin, Berlin, Germany