Karl von Oberkamp

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Karl von Oberkamp
Born(1893-10-30)30 October 1893
Died4 May 1947(1947-05-04) (aged 53)
Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Allegiance Nazi Germany
RankSS-Brigadeführe and Generalmajor of the Waffen-SS
Commands heldSS Division Prinz Eugen
SS Division Nibelungen
V SS Mountain Corps
AwardsIron Cross

Karl von Oberkamp (30 October 1893 – 4 May 1947) was a German Waffen-SS commander and war criminal during World War II. During his SS career, he commanded the SS Division Prinz Eugen, the SS Division Nibelungen and the V SS Mountain Corps.

Following World War II, Oberkamp was extradited to Yugoslavia, where he was tried for war crimes. He was sentenced to death and hanged in Belgrade on 4 May 1947.

See also[edit]


  • Yerger, Mark C. (1999). Waffen-SS commanders. Vol. II : the army, corps and divisional leaders of a legend. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7643-0769-0.
Military offices
Preceded by
SS-Obergruppenführer Artur Phleps
Commander of 7. SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division Prinz Eugen
15 May 1943 – 30 January 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Brigadeführer Otto Kumm
Preceded by
SS-Obergruppenführer Artur Phleps
Commander of V.SS-Gebirgs-Korps
21 September 1944 – 1 October 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Obergruppenführer Friedrich Jeckeln
Preceded by
SS-Gruppenführer Heinz Lammerding
Commander of 38. SS-Division Nibelungen (assigned)
May 1945
Succeeded by
SS-Standartenführer Martin Stange