Helmuth Schlömer (20 May 1893 – 18 August 1995) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II and commanded the XIV Panzer Corps in the Battle of Stalingrad in 1943.

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Helmuth Schlömer
Born20 May 1893
Hausberge (district Minden)
Died18 August 1995(1995-08-18) (aged 102)
Allegiance German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Years of service1913–45
Commands held3rd Infantry Division
XIV Panzer Corps
Battles/warsWorld War I

World War II

AwardsKnight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other workNKFD

Helmuth Schlömer joint the army in March 1913 and was officer in World War I. After War he remained in the armed forced, then renamed to Reichswehr. When the Reichswehr was transformed to the Wehrmacht, he became teacher at the military school (Kriegsschule) in Munich. In World War II he took part in the Invasion of Poland, the Battle of France and the Siege of Leningrad. In 1942 he was promoted to Generalmajor and in January 1943 to Lieutenant general. At that time he fought in the Battle of Stalingrad as commander of the XIV Panzer Corps.

On 29 Jan 1943 Friedrich Paulus learned "Lieutenant-General Schlömer and other generals had received Red Army envoys and were negotiating a surrender with them."[1] While in Soviet captivity he joined the National Committee for a Free Germany or NKFD and was released in 1949.[2]

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