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About Alfred Jodl
Alfred Jodl graduated from the military school in 1910 and joined the Western Front four years later. With the unit, he participated in the First World War and was rewarded with the Iron Cross 2nd class medal for his service. He also had a brief spell with the Eastern Front in 1917.
After German dictator Adolf Hitler created the Armed Force unit called Oberkommando der Wehrmacht in 1938, he was given the Chief of Operation Staff position. During the Second World War, he masterminded most of the military’s campaigns. He was elevated to the Generaloberst position in 1944.
Arrest and trial
Jodl was grabbed by the British army in 1945 after WWII. He was sent to the Camp Ashcan POW base while awaiting trial at the International Military Tribunal. The German was charged with many offenses including crimes against peace, and war crimes.
After he was found guilty, he was sentenced to death by hanging. The execution took place at the Nuremberg Prison in 1946.
The German army capo was born to Therese Baumgärtler and Alfred Ferdinand Jodl. His junior brother, Ferdinand Jodl, was also an army officer during the Second World War. He was the nephew of Friedrich Jodl, a renowned philosopher. His first wife, Irma Gräfin von Bullion, died in 1944. Until his death, he was married to Luise von Benda.
During his time in the army, he was decorated with many laurels including the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, and Clasp to the Iron Cross.
He was the signatory of the German Instrument of Surrender in 1945.
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F.A.Q. about Alfred Jodl
When is his birthday?
Alfred Jodl's birthday is on May 10, 1890.
In how many days is his birthday?
Alfred's birthday is in 162 days
How old was Alfred when he died?
He was 56 years old.
When did he die?
He died in October 16, 1946.
How old would he be today?
Alfred Jodl would be 133 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Alfred from?
He was born in Würzburg, Germany.