Theodor Eicke

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Theodor Eicke (Born : October 17, 1892 in Hampont,Alsace–Lorraine,Germany (Today part of France)–Died : February 26, 1943 near Lozova,Ukraine,Soviet Union) was an SS-Obergruppenführer of the SS and General of the Waffen-SS . He worked for the Bavarian Army from 1909-1919 before and after World War I in the German Empire which was led by Kaiser Wilhelm II (Emperor/Kaiser ; 1888-1918) . He joined the Schutzstaffel aka the SS in 1930 during the Weimar Era Germany and was later commandant of Dachau from June 1933-July 1934 and together with his adjutant Michael Lippert (1897-1969) however in December 1934 Eicke met Rudolf Höss . He also was one of the executioners of SA chief Ernst Röhm during the Night of the Long Knives purge taking orders from Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and the most evil Nazi Officer . SS-Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich in Nazi Germany . In 1939 Eicke became commander of the SS Division Totenkopf of the Waffen-SS lead the division during World War 2 in the Battle of France in 1940 on the Western Front,Invasion Of Yugoslavia (1941) and Operation Barbarossa in 1941 and the Third Battle Of Kharkov in 1943 on the Eastern Front . He died in a plane crash when his plane was shot down during the Third Battle Of Kharkov of 1943 24 days after Battle Of Stalingrad in the RSFSR,Soviet Union and just a year after Nazi Offical Fritz Todt died in a Plane Crash in February 1942 .

He was the commander of the concentration camp of Dachau. During the World War II was he the leader of the Totenkopf Division.

Eike was on behalf of the Nazi Party a member of the Reichstag. He was also a member of the SA.

Promotions in the Schutzstaffel (1930-1943)

SS-Mann ; private and SS-Truppfuhrer ; Sergeant First Class,SS-Sturmfuhrer ; Second Lieutenant (1930)

SS-Sturmbannfuhrer ; Major and Standartenfuhrer ; Colonel (1931)

SS-Oberfuhrer ; Colonel (1932-1934),SS-Brigadefuhrer ; Major General (1934)

SS-Gruppenfuhrer ; Lieutenant-General (1934-1941)

SS-Obergruppenfuhrer ; General (1942-1943)