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Born in Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany
Died in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany  (execution by hanging)
Nickname Col. Gen. Alfred Jodl
Height 5' 9¼" (1.76 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Colonel General Alfred Jodl was Chief of Operations in the High Command of the Wehrmacht from 1940 until the end of the war. At the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Jodl was charged with approving orders that violated the rules of war. He was found guilty and hanged on 16th October, 1946.

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Spouse (2)

Luise Jodl (7 April 1945 - 16 October 1946) ( his death)
Irma Gräfin von Bullion (September 1913 - 18 April 1944) ( her death)

Trivia (4)

He is referred to, by name, in Winston Churchill's V-E Day speech, 8 May 1945.
He was one of the Nazi defendants in the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, conducted after World War II in 1945. Charged with crimes against humanity, he was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging, which was carried out in 1946.
During the Nuremberg Trials he was able to prove some of the charges against him were false, despite being refused access by the court to vital documents.
He was posthumously declared not guilty of war crimes by a West German court in 1953, although that verdict was later overturned following pressure from the United States.

Personal Quotes (1)

[6/30/40] The final German victory over England is now only a question of time.

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