3 Nov 1933

Germany
22 Sep 1934

Germany
12 Jun 1941

Germany
30 Mar 1945

Germany
  • Commandant of the SS castle of Schloß Wewelsburg in Büren, Germany, Siegfried Taubert, abandoned the castle as US 3rd Armored Division approached. ww2dbase [Schloß Wewelsburg | Büren, Westfalen-Nord | CPC]
31 Mar 1945

Germany
  • On Heinrich Himmler's orders, men led by SS-Sturmbannführer Heinz Macher attempted to use tank mines to demolish the SS castle of Schloß Wewelsburg in Büren, Germany. The attempt only damaged the southeast tower, while the rest of the castle, was damaged by fires. The 9,000 SS Ehrenring (SS Honor Rings) stored at the castle were taken away by Macher and were buried at a secret location in nearby woods. ww2dbase [Schloß Wewelsburg | Büren, Westfalen-Nord | CPC]
29 Jun 1950

Germany

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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