The Freikorps von Aulock was formed in December 1918 in Helde, Hannover. It saw action in the Ruhr and against the Poles in Upper Silesia.
It was used to form Reichswehr-Brigade 8 in June 1919.


Oberleutnant Hubertus von Aulock

Formed in the area of

Generalkommando VI. Armeekorps Breslau (Provinz Schlesien)

Manpower strength


Notable members

SA-Gruppenführer Richard Aster
NSKK-Brigadeführer Hubertus von Aulock
SS-Oberführer Friedrich Wilhelm Müller
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)

Sources used

Verkuilen Ager - Awards of the German Freikorps 1919-1935
Bruce Campbell - The SA generals and the rise of Nazism
Lothar Hartung - Deutsche Freikorps 1918-1921
Nigel Jones - The birth of the Nazis: How the Freikorps blazed a trail for Hitler
Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939
Robert G. L. Waite - Vanguard of Nazism: The Free Corps Movement in Postwar Germany 1918-1923

Reference material on this unit

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