Joseph Goebbels and Viktor Lutze surrounded by ten knights of the Knights Cross

September 1940 : Reichsminister Joseph Goebbels in conversation with Ritterkreuzträger (German Knight’s Cross recipients) of the Western Front. First row, from left to right: Oberleutnant der Reserve Joachim Meißner (Ritterkreuz in 12 May 1940 as stellvertreter Führer Sturmgruppe “Eisen” in der Fallschirmjäger-Sturmabteilung “Koch”), Oberleutnant Otto Zierach (Ritterkreuz in 15 May 1940 as Lastenseglerpilot Fallschirmjäger-Sturmabteilung “Koch”), Hauptmann z.V. Horst von Petersdorff (Ritterkreuz in 29 June 1940 as Kommandeur III.Bataillon / Infanterie-Regiment 189 / 81.Infanterie-Division), Joseph Goebbels (Reichsminister für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda), Viktor Lutze (S.A. Stabschef), and Oberleutnant der Reserve Ludwig Klotz (Ritterkreuz in 4 July 1940 as Chef 9.Kompanie / III.Bataillon / Infanterie-Regiment 423 / 212.Infanterie-Division).

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