Fritz Weitzel (27 April 1904
- 19 June 1940) was a German SS Obergruppenführer.
a member of Nazi Party in 1925 and of
SS in 1926.
In 1930 he was promoted to leader
of SS in Rheinland
. He became Polizeipräsident in
Düsseldorf in 1933, and Höherer SS- und Polizeiführer
West in 1938.
During 1939 Weitzel wrote the book
Celebrations of the SS Family
which described the holidays
to be celebrated along with how married SS men and their familys
should celebrate them. This book written by Weitzel described how
should be used, which
was a Yuletide gift by Himmler
to the SS.
the German invasion of
Norway on 9 April 1940, Weitzel was brought to Norway on 21
April to become Höherer SS- und Polizeiführer in the
country's capital, Oslo.
would not last in this position for long, however, as he died in an
aerial attack on his home town Düsseldorf during a visit there in
Image:Fritzweitzelfuneral1.JPG|The funeral of Fritz Weitzel, behind
Gauleiter Florian is Frau Scholz-Klink and General der Polizei
Daluge.Image:Fritzweitzelfuneral2.jpg|The laying of the funeral
wreath at the Nordfriedhof in Düsseldorf.