Hausser during World War II
|Born||7 October 1880|
Brandenburg an der Havel, German Empire
|Died||21 December 1972 (aged 92)|
Ludwigsburg, West Germany
|Buried at||Munich Waldfriedhof|
|Allegiance|| German Empire|
|Years of service||1892–1932|
|Service number||NSDAP #4,138,779|
|Commands held||SS Division Das Reich|
II SS Panzer Corps
|Battles/wars||World War I|
World War II
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords|
|Other work||Founder of HIAG, Waffen-SS lobby group|
Paul Hausser (7 October 1880 – 21 December 1972) was a high-ranking SS commander of Nazi Germany. He played an important role in the post-war efforts by former members of the Waffen-SS to create historical and legal rehabilitation.
During World War II, he rose to the level of army group commander. He led Waffen-SS troops in the Third Battle of Kharkov, the Battle of Kursk and the Normandy Campaign. Hausser was the highest-ranking officer in the Waffen-SS alongside Sepp Dietrich.
Hausser wrote two books, published by right-wing imprints, arguing the purely military role of the Waffen-SS and advancing the notion that its troops were "soldiers like any other".
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