Erwin König

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Erwin König and Heinz Thorvald are names of an apocryphal Wehrmacht sniper allegedly killed by the Soviet sniper Vasily Zaytsev during the Battle of Stalingrad. König is mentioned both in Zaytsev's memoirs Notes of a Sniper and William Craig's 1973 non-fiction book Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad.

König was portrayed by Ed Harris in the 2001 movie of the same name.[1]

  1. ^ Erwin König - Famous Snipers in History CBS News Retrieved September 10, 2017