The Freikorps Görlitz (also Freikorps Faupel or Schlesische Jäger-Brigade) was formed in January 1919. It saw action in Görlitz, Magdeburg, Dresden, Munich and in the Ruhr.
It was used to form Reichswehr-Brigade 5.


Oberstleutnant Wilhelm Faupel

Formed in the area of

Generalkommando V. Armeekorps Posen (Provinz Posen, Reg.Bez. Posen, Schlesien, Reg.Bez. Liegnitz)

Manpower strength


Notable members

General der Kavallerie z.V. Hans Feige
SS-Oberführer Peter Menthe
SS-Obergruppenführer Julius Schaub
SS-Oberführer Erwin Tschoppe
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)

Sources used

Bruce Campbell - The SA generals and the rise of Nazism
Nigel Jones - The birth of the Nazis: How the Freikorps blazed a trail for Hitler
Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939
Charles Woolley - German Uniforms, Insignia & Equipment 1918-1923

Reference material on this unit

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