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2nd Division (Reichswehr)

The 2nd Division was a unit of the Reichswehr


  • 1 Creation
  • 2 Commanding officers
    • 21 Notable Infanterieführers
    • 22 Notable Artillerieführer
  • 3 Garrisons


In the Order of 31 July 1920 for the Reduction of the Army to comply with the upper limits on the size of the military contained in the Treaty of Versailles, it was determined that in every Wehrkreis military district a division would be established by 1 October 1920 The 2nd Division was formed in January 1921 out of the Reichswehr-Brigaden 2 and 9, both part of the former Übergangsheer Transition Army

It consisted of 3 infantry regiments, the 4th, 5th, and 6th It also consisted of the 2nd artillery regiment, an engineering battalion, a signals battalion, a transportation battalion and a medical battalion

The commander of the Wehrkreis II was simultaneously the commander of the 2nd Division
For the leadership of the troops, an Infanterieführer and an Artillerieführer were appointed, both subordinated to the commander of the Division

Commanding officers

  • General der Infanterie Erich Weber Pascha 01101920 - 16061921
  • General der Infanterie Hans Freiherr von Hammerstein-Gesmold 16061921 - 01021923
  • General der Infanterie Erich von Tschischwitz 01021923 - 01021927
  • General der Infanterie Joachim vom Amsberg 01021927 - 30091929
  • General der Infanterie Rudolf Schniewindt 01101929 - 30091931
  • Generalleutnant Fedor von Bock 01101931 - 01041935

Notable Infanterieführers

  • Generalleutnant Waldemar Erfurth 01101929 - 30091931
  • Generalleutnant Wilhelm Ulex 01081935 - 15101935

Notable Artillerieführer

  • Generalmajor Werner von Fritsch 01031930 - 30091931

The unit ceased to exist as such after October 1934, and its subordinate units were transferred to one of the 21 Divisions newly created in that year


The divisional headquarters was in Stettin

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