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Friedrich Alpers (25 March 1901 – 3 September 1944) was a German Nazi politician, SA member, SS-Obergruppenführer, and his last position as a Fallschirmjager commander in the Luftwaffe before his death. He was also a Minister of the Free State of Brunswick, and Generalforstmeister (General forest supervisor). Alpers was responsible for numerous political crimes in Brunswick. Alpers committed suicide in 1944, while in US custody.
Dr. med. vet. Bruno Sassen (13 March 1918 – 19 June 2006) was a member of the Fallschirmjäger during World War II and recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. After the war, he studied veterinary medicine in Hanover.