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Alfred Jodl

Nazi Leader and WWII General Alfred Jodl

Full Name: Alfred Josef Ferdinand Jodl
Profession: Nazi Leader and WWII General

Nationality:
Germany
German

Why Famous: Jodl was the head of the German High Command for the entirety of World War II. In this position he oversaw the entire Nazi war effort. He signed the Commando Order, in which any captured Allied commandos were to be shot immediately, and the Commissar Order, in which all captured Soviet commissars were to be shot.

After the collapse of Nazi Germany's war effort, Jodl co-signed the unconditional surrender of German forces on 8 May 1945, ending the war.

Following this he was tried at Nuremberg, found guilty and sentenced to death; he was hanged in October 1946.

Born: May 10, 1890
Birthplace: Würzburg, Bavaria, German Empire

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: October 16, 1946 (aged 56)
Cause of Death: Hanged

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