Herbert Brede

Herbert Lorentz Brede (25 April 1888 in Püssi – 6 October 1942 in Norilsk) was an Estonian soldier and general.[1]

Herbert Lorentz Bred
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Brede, c. 1930.
Born(1888-04-25)25 April 1888
Püssi, Kreis Wierland, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire
Died6 October 1942(1942-10-06) (aged 54)
Norilsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Allegiance Russian Empire
Service/branch Imperial Russian Army
Battles/warsFirst World War
Estonian War of Independence

Brede fought in World War I as an officer of the Imperial Russian Army against the Central Powers. After World War I he fought against the Red Army in the Estonian War of Independence.

After Estonia was occupied by the Soviet Union, he was transferred to the Soviet Army. When Germany invaded Estonia in June 1941, he was arrested by NKVD and sent to Norillag prison camp, where he was executed the next year.


  1. ^ "Herbert Lorentz Brede". Generals of WWII. Generals.dk. Retrieved 31 July 2012.