Siegfried Haenicke (8 September 1878 – 19 February 1946) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded the XXXVIII Army Corps. He was a recipient of both the Pour le Mérite and Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
|Born||8 September 1878|
Konstanz, German Empire
|Died||19 February 1946 (aged 67)|
NKVD Special Camp No. 1, Soviet Occupation Zone of Germany
|Years of service||1897–32|
|Rank||General of the Infantry|
|Commands held||61st Infantry Division|
XXXVIII Army Corps
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Pour le Mérite|
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
From 30 September 1942, he became military commander of Wehrkreis General Government (Poland), renamed Befehlshaber Heeresgebiet Generalgouvernement in October 1944. In this function, he ordered the participation of the Wehrmacht in the suppression of an uprising of the prisoners in the extermination camp Sobibor in October 1943. On 31 January 1945, he was transferred back to the Führer reserve.
Haenicke was arrested by the Soviets in 1945, and died in 1946 in NKVD Special Camp No. 1.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 174.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) . Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6.
| Commander of 61st Infantry Division
8 August 1939 - 27 March 1942
Generalmajor Franz Scheidies
General der Infanterie Friedrich-Wilhelm von Chappuis
| Commander of XXXVIII Army Corps
23 April 1942 - 29 June 1942
General der Artillerie Kurt Herzog
General der Kavallerie z.V. Kurt Ludwig Freiherr von Gienanth
| Military Commander of the General Government
30 September 1942 - 31 January 1945