Rupprecht Gerngross

Picture of Rupprecht Gerngross

Date of Birth: 06/21/1915

Age: 80

Place of birth: Shanghai

Citizenship: Germany


Rupprecht was born in Shanghai (Shanghai), in a family of German Munich. In Germany, his family returned only after the First World War; Gerngross has studied in Munich. During World War II he served as a volunteer in the army of the Wehrmacht - and even got the officer`s insignia. Soon, however, Gerngross lost faith in the correctness of his chosen path - recovering in Poland (Poland) after the received wounds, he saw with his own eyes the execution of the whole group of Jews.

After returning to operation Rupprecht he was appointed head of a government operation, which took place in the capital city of Bavaria (Bavaria). Gerngross did not waste time in vain and quickly calculated in the assigned division of those who have already had doubts in the Nazi ideals. It is absolutely obvious that the only one to resist the ideas of the ruling party can not be so bothered Rupprecht still searching for his companions weapons - and surprisingly good excelled. By 1942 th finally formed the heart of the future party; it consisted not only former subordinates Gerngross, but also a number of civilians. One of the main gunsmiths movement became one Jurgen Vittenshteyn (J & # 252; rgen Wittenstein) - him to supply weapons, once belonged to the fallen and wounded on the battlefield Italian soldiers. It should be noted that the war has not prevented Rupprecht finish their studies - in 1942-m n earned his degree in law; however, the main thing was the movement he created for him.

In the spring of 1945 he served Gerngross in Munich; it was there at the end of the war he tried to attack the Nazis. The army then was ordered to blow up the bridges leading into the city and stay to the last man; Rupprecht tried to take power into their own hands in order to prevent the wanton destruction of the town. First of all supporters of the movement seized radios and began to broadcast in a number of languages, urging the soldiers stationed in the city to stand up against the power of the Nazis. Calls to `hunt for gold fazanov` (so-called Nazi officers for the indestructible love of uniforms decorated with lots of medals), unfortunately, no to no avail. Gerngross Warriors managed to capture the town hall and the headquarters of the two local newspapers; Unfortunately, the Germans fairly quickly came around and struck back - Rupprecht forces were literally wiped off the face of the earth. Gerngross himself managed to escape to the mountains; Unfortunately, most of his mates were not so lucky - more than 40 of them were executed in just a few hours before the arrival of the army of liberators.

however, should not think that the movement of fighters died in vain - Gerngross was able to save a lot of people, albeit indirectly. One of his radio provoked an uprising in the concentration camp of Dachau (Dachau); prisoners rage was so great that the SS troops were forced to retreat; soon came to the camp of the Allied forces. Many also tend to believe that the performance Rupprecht greatly demoralized the German soldiers, thereby greatly facilitating the taking of the city for the Americans. In general, in spite of the absolute loss-making in purely military terms, `Freiheitsaktion Bayern` managed - even at the cost of their lives - to save a lot of civilians, and to accelerate the fall of the Nazi regime.

In 1962 Gerngross bought in Hong Kong (Hong Kong) junk and went to swim across the Indian Ocean; getting to the Adriatic Sea (Adriatic Sea), for some time he plied its waters, after which he returned to Munich - where in 1996 he died.