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Helmuth Weidling
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Historical Figure
Nationality: Germany (born in Prussia)
Date of Birth: 1891
Date of Death: 1955
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Occupation: Soldier
Military Branch: Imperial German Army (World War I);
Wehrmacht (World War II)
Turtledove Appearances:
"The Last Article"
POD: c. 1940
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Military Branch: Wehrmacht (WWII)


Helmuth Otto Ludwig Weidling (2 November 1891 – 17 November 1955) was a German career soldier who became a general in the Wehrmacht before and during the Second World War. Weidling was the last commander of the Berlin's defenses against Soviet forces, finally surrendering just before the end of the European war. The Soviets convicted Weidling of mass murders of Russian civilians, and he died in a Russian prison.

Helmuth Weidling in "The Last Article"Edit

Colonel-General Weidling was Field Marshal Model's second-in-command in India. Model was confident that if he (Model) were killed by the natives during the Qutb Road Massacre, Weidling would take command and kill as many insurrectionists as necessary.