Knowledge Identifier: +Alfred_Jodl
German military commander, attaining the position of Chief of the Operations Staff of the Armed Forces High Command during World War II, acting as deputy to Wilhelm Keitel, and signed the unconditional surrender of Germany as a representative for German president Karl Dönitz
Born in 1890.
Countries: Germany (39%), Europe (17%), (17%)
Linked to: Jews, Partisan, Wehrmacht, Association of Knight's Cross Recipients
He was educated at Cadet School in Munich, from which he graduated in 1910
Jodl nevertheless proved that some of the charges made against him were untrue, such as the charge that he had helped Hitler gain control of Germany in 1933
In the build-up to World War II, Jodl was nominally assigned as a "Artilleriekommandeur" of the 44th Division from October 1938 to August 1939 during the Anschluss
On September 1939 Jodl first met Adolf Hitler
At the Nuremberg Trials, when confronted with mass shootings of Soviet POWs in 1941, Jodl explained that only prisoners shot were "
Albert Kesselring - Kesselring was briefly considered as a possible successor to "Generalfeldmarschall" Wilhelm Keitel as Chief of Staff of the OKW in September 1942, with "General der Panzertruppe" Friedrich Paulus replacing "Generaloberst" Alfred Jodl as Chief of the Operations Staff at OKW. The consideration demonstrated the high regard in which Kesselring was held by Hitler