Albert Fett - Albert Fett

Albert Fett (born November 1, 1872 in Rennerod ; † February 8, 1963 in Frankfurt am Main ) was a German lieutenant general and SS group leader in World War II .

Life

After the end of his school career, Fett took up the career of a professional soldier and joined the Infantry Regiment "Prince Carl" (4th Grand Ducal Hessian) No. 118 of the Prussian Army on April 1, 1892 as a flagjunker . He took part in the First World War. Towards the end of the war he was appointed major in command of the 4th Hanoverian Infantry Regiment No. 164 on September 13, 1918 .

After the end of the war, he was transferred to the provisional Reichswehr and from October 1920, Fett belonged to the 6th Cavalry Regiment for a few months . On December 18, 1920 he was promoted to lieutenant colonel. From mid-June 1921 he was part of the 15th Infantry Regiment in Kassel in various functions , which he commanded first as a colonel and later as major general from February 1924 to the end of January 1928. Thus he was also the state commander of Hesse. Then he was for a year until his departure on January 31, 1929 Infantry Commander I in Allenstein with the 1st Division. With this date fat received the character as a lieutenant general bestowed.

Fett, who joined the Honorary Committee of the Goethe Association in Gießen for the tenth anniversary in 1924 , became a member of the Kyffhäuserbund in 1929 . After the handover of power to the National Socialists , he became regional leader in the Reichskriegerbund (later NSRKB) in August 1933 and from 1934 to 1943 Gau warrior leader for Hessen-Nassau. He joined the NSDAP ( membership number 4,707,139) and SS (SS number 279,977), where he received the rank of SS brigade leader in April 1940 . He also belonged to the two Nazi subsidiary organizations NSV and NSKOV .

After the beginning of the Second World War he was reactivated by the Wehrmacht and from August 1939 to May 1942 was entrusted as a commander with training the replacement troops and after renaming the 159th Replacement Division in Military District XI (Hanover) . In December 1941 he was also briefly commander of the newly established 328th Infantry Division . From January 1942 he was on the staff of the SS upper section "Fulda-Werra". He was then in the Führerreserve the OKH added and removed his determination mobilization on September 30 1,942th At the end of 1942 he became SS-Gruppenführerappointed. From July 1944 he was a member of the SS upper section "Rhein-Westmark".

After the war, he was on 23 June 1945 to 5 March 1947 bearing Darmstadt in Allied internment . As part of the denazification process, an application was made for his classification in group I (main culprit) in an award chamber procedure , and in June 1948 he was finally classified in group IV (fellow travelers).

literature

  • Dermot Bradley (Ed.): The Generals of the Army 1921–1945. The military careers of the generals, as well as the doctors, veterinarians, intendants, judges and ministerial officials in the rank of general. Volume 3: Dahlmann-Fitzlaff. Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück 1994, ISBN 3-7648-2443-3 , pp. 455-456.
  • Jörg-Peter Jatho: The Giessener Goethe-Bund: an inventory of the public literature business in the Weimar Republic and the Nazi era. Research group for traces, 2004, p. 230.

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