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  2. Karl Dönitz - Wikipediaönitz

    Karl Dönitz (sometimes spelled Doenitz; German: [ˈdøːnɪts] ( listen); 16 September 1891 – 24 December 1980) was a German admiral who briefly succeeded Adolf Hitler as head of state in May 1945, holding the position until the dissolution of the Flensburg Government following Germany's unconditional surrender to the Allies days later.

  3. Karl Donitz | Biography & Facts | Britannica

    Karl Dönitz, (born September 16, 1891, Grünau-bei-Berlin, Germany—died December 24, 1980, Aumühle, West Germany), German naval officer and creator of Germany’s World War II U-boat fleet who for a few days succeeded Adolf Hitler as German head of state. During World War I, Dönitz served as a submarine officer in the Black Sea and the ...

  4. Nazi Germany's Last Leader: Admiral Karl Dönitz | The ...

    Karl Dönitz was an unusual choice to succeed Hitler. He was a gifted naval officer and a devoted Nazi, but he had come up through the ranks of the military, not the Nazi party, unlike other prominent leaders of the Third Reich.

  5. Karl Dönitz | Holocaust Encyclopedia

    From 1939, Karl Dönitz (1891–1980) was Commander of Germany's U-Boat fleet. In 1943, Dönitz was appointed Commander in Chief of the German War Navy. In May 1945, after Hitler committed suicide, Dönitz was appointed Reich President.

  6. Karl Dönitz | eHISTORY - Ohio State University

    Karl Dönitz. Commander of the German Navy and Submarine Force under Hitler. Planned U-Boat operations. Succeeded Hitler in 1945. Sentenced to 10 years in prison by Nuremberg court. Karl Dnitz served aboard submarines in World War I. He was appointed chief of the Submarine Force in 1935. Dönitz was made a rear admiral in 1939. During World War ...

  7. Karl Dönitz (1891-1980) - Find a Grave Memorial

    Karl Dönitz. Birth. 16 Sep 1891. Grunau, Treptow-Köpenick, Berlin, Germany. Death. 24 Dec 1980 (aged 89) Aumuhle, Kreis Herzogtum Lauenburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Burial.

  8. Karl Doenitz - Bio of World War II German Naval Commander

    The son of Emil and Anna Doenitz, Karl Doenitz was born at Berlin on September 16, 1891. Following his education, he enlisted as a sea cadet in the Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial German Navy) April 4, 1910, and was promoted to midshipman a year later. A gifted officer, he completed his exams and was commissioned as an acting second lieutenant on ...

  9. Nuremberg Trial Defendants: Karl Doenitz (Jewish Virtual Library) KARL DOENITZ - Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression Volume 2 Chapter XVI Part 14 (Avalon Project) Nuremberg Trial Proceedings Volume 13 - ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FOURTH DAY Wednesday, 8 May 1946 Morning Session (Avalon Project)

  10. Nuremberg Trial Judgements: Karl Doenitz - Jewish Virtual Library

    In 1935 he took command of the first U-boat flotilla commissioned since 1918, became in 1936 commander of the submarine arm, was made Vice-Admiral in 1940, Admiral in 1942, and on 30th January, 1943, Commander-in-Chief of the German Navy. On 1st May, 1945, he became the Head of State, succeeding Hitler.

  11. 10 Interesting Facts about Karl Donitz, The Last Führer of ...

    Karl Donitz, the Commander in Chief of the Kriegsmarine (Navy of the Third Reich), served as the last president of Nazi Germany. He was also the creator of the Reich’s German U-boat fleet and a very proactive naval leader.