b. Lvív, Ukraine (then Lemberg), Dec. 14, 1910, d. Pavlochrod (Russia, killed in action), Feb. 21, 1943. Main activist in the attempted coup by National Socialists in July 1934 ( July Putsch of 1934). In 1932 head of the German Soldiers Association (Deutscher Soldatenbund), from April 1934 leader of the illegal SS unit 89 (SS-Standarte 89), which occupied the Federal Chancellery in Vienna. In 1939 member of the Bulgarian Security Agency, 1942 war correspondent of the armed divisions of the SS at the Eastern Front.
Literature#G. Jagschitz, Der Putsch, 1976.