Keitel, Wilhelm Bodewin Johann Gustav

Born: Sep 22, 1882 AD
Died: 1946 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Military Officer

1882 - Born on September 22nd in Helmscherode, Brunswick, German Empire.

1909 - Married to Lisa Fontaine.

1944 - Keitel's belief in the fuehrer oath manifests itself above all on July 20th. He is among the officers present in the conference hut when Stauffenberg's time-bomb explodes.

         - He is considered a perfect desk worker, Keitel finds himself chained to the immense bureaucratic duties incumbent upon him as Hitler's Chief of Staff at OKW.

1946 - Keitel is nevertheless found guilty of aiding Hitler to commit a war aggression, and of endorsing war crimes and crimes against humanity.

         - He was hanged and died on October 16th Nuremberg, Germany.

1961 - He was the subject of the book, Generalfeldmarschall Keitel: Offizier oder Verbrecher?.
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