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Robert Klaus

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Klaus was an aid for SS-Brigadeführer Fritz witt of 12th ss panzerdivision "hitlerjugend". on june 13th, 1944 witt learned that his 16 year old daughter, helga, had taken a passionate liking to obersturmbanführer Klaus.  in a fit of rage, witt stripped klaus of his rank and sent him to be a combat replacement to the decimated 10th ss panzer division.  klaus retained the rank of unterscharführer.  klaus escaped with his life because the next day, 12th's divisional hq was hit by a massive british artillery barrage... witt was killed.