SOME OF THE PRISONERS HELD AT
SS-Gruppenführer m.d.U.d Generalleutnant der
Waffen-SS Leo von Jena
PW NO: 560254
RANK: SS-Gruppenführer m.d.U.d Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS
DATE: 2nd May 45
OF BIRTH: 8 July 1876
PLACE OF BIRTH: Biebrich am Rhein
DATE OF DEATH: 7 April 1957
PLACE OF DEATH: Celle / Niedersachsen
OCCUPATION: Pers. Chief der Reichskriegerbundes
HAIR COLOUR: Grey
EYE COLOUR: Grey-Blue
NEXT OF KIN: Frau v. Kessel, Hanni, Luebeck (British Zone)
Son of Major Eduard von Jena, Commander of the Unteroffizier [Non-Commissioned
Officer] School in Biebrich am Rhein and his wife, the former Freiin
- Wife: Married on 21 October 1914 to Josefine Schumacher (born 14 January
1877 in Mainz; died on 24 April 1930). No children indicated in his
SS service record.
NSDAP-NUMBER: 4,359,167 (Joined
1 May 1937)
SS-NUMBER: 277,326 (Joined 9 November 1936)
November 1897 (renamed Leutnant on 1 January 1899)
9 November 1936
9 November 1936
30 January 1937
20 April 1937
9 November 1937
m.d.U.d. Generalmajor der Waffen-SS: 30 March 1941
m.d.U.d Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS: 30 January 1944
Commands & Assignments (included):
1896: Entered Army service as a Fahnenjunker in Lieb-Grenadier-Regiment
König Friedrich Wilhelm III (1. Brandenburgisches) Nr. 8, Frankfurt
Detached to the War School Danzig.
1902-April 1903: Assigned to Holsteinisches Feld-Artillerie-Regiment Nr.
District Adjutant in Frankfurt am Oder.
November 1936: Joined the SS and assigned to the Staff of the SS-Main
May 1937: Joined the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP).
- 1937: Attached
to the staff of the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler.
- 1 December 1940:
Delegated with the leadership of SS-Totenkopf-Standarte [Death’s Head
- 30 January 1944-(9
November 1944): On the staff of Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler.
- 2nd May 1945 -
October 1947 British Prisoner of war.
January 1946 transferred to Island Farm Special Camp 11 from
13th March 1946 transferred to Camp 99 from Island Farm Special
18th September 1946 transferred to Camp 99 from Island Farm
Special Camp 11
10th October 1947 transferred from Camp 99 to Hamburg via
Southampton on board the ship "El Nil"
Royal Hohenzollern House Order, Knight’s Cross with Swords
Iron Cross, 1st Class (1914)
Iron Cross, 2nd Class (1914)
Merit Cross, 1st Class with Swords: 1941
Merit Cross, 2nd Class with Swords: 1940
Friedrich August Cross, 1st Class
Friedrich August Cross, 2nd Class
Officers’ Long Service Cross
of Honor for Combatants 1914-1918
[Death’s Head] Ring of the SS
Sword of the Reichsführer-SS
to the popular belief that SS officers remained fanatically loyal to their
superiors, many Waffen-SS generals exhibited a strong sense of independence
and self-reliance. They were not above disobeying orders from the Army or
even the wishes of Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler. In November 1942, SS-Brigadeführer
Maximillian von Herff, Head of the SS Personnel Main Office, was moved to
is a circle centered around Jüttner which must be watched, since it could
become dangerous one day. This is the Petri - von Jena - Hansen circle.
Neither their thoughts nor their desires are those of the SS. They simply
wish to be an imperial guard; anything else is a side issue in their eyes.
SS-Obergruppenführer Hans Jüttner, Chief of Staff of the SS Main Operational Office.
- SS-Gruppenführer Leo Petri, Chief of Amt III in the SS Main Operational Office.
- SS-Brigadeführer Peter
Hansen, Inspector of Waffen-SS Artillery in the SS Main Operational Office
Heinrich Hansen, on the staff of the SS-Hauptamt?
to see a photo of SS-Gruppenfuhrer Leo Von Jena in the company of fellow prisoners
of war at Island Farm