Adolf Wild von Hohenborn

Intro German general
Was Politician
From Germany
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 8 July 1860, Kassel, Germany
Death 25 October 1925, Hohenborn, Germany (aged 65 years)
Star sign Cancer

Heinrich Adolf Wild von Hohenborn (8 July 1860 – 25 October 1925) was a German officier of the Prussian Army, Generalleutnant during the First World War. From 21 January 1915 to 29 October 1916 he also served as minister of war. He retired 3 November 1919 with the rank of General der Infanterie.

Life

During his term as minister of war, he was critical of Hindenburg and particularly his 'Arbeitspflichtprogramm' (forced labour program). Wild von Hohenborn promulgated the Judenzählung on 11 October 1916 but did not remain in office long enough to implement it, as on 29 October he was dismissed from the High Command by Wilhelm II at Hindenburg's request.

Awards

Iron Cross (1914), 2nd and 1st Class Pour le Mérite Order of Merit: 2 August 1915 Oak Leaves: 11 October 1918

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