Veit Scherzer

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Veit Scherzer (* 1959 ) is a German religious scholar , author , editor and publisher . His book Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 is one of the standard works on this subject.

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Veit Scherzer's stepfather, whom he was confronted with when he was 11, was a non-commissioned officer during World War II. Veit Scherzer worked as a self-employed optician until 1993 . In 1990 he founded “Scherzers Militaer-Verlag” in Bayreuth (first company names were “Scherzer's Militair-Verlag” and “Scherzers Militaire-Verlag”), which publishes works by Veit Scherzer and other authors on medals and decorations , uniforms and military history . The publishing house was based in Ranis from 1993 to 2011 . Since 2014 it has been operating under the name of "Verlag Veit Scherzer". The publisher has published the series German Troops in World War II since 2007 .

Until 2015, Veit Scherzer was a member of the German Committee for the History of the Second World War at the Center for Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr .


Veit Scherzer published about thirty-five books and one hundred essays.

  • The Luftwaffe's bearers of the German Gold Cross 1941–1945. Scherzer's Militair-Verlag, Bayreuth 1992, ISBN 3-925480-10-2 .
  • German troops in World War 2. Volume 1. Scherzer's Militair-Verlag, Bayreuth 1993, ISBN 3-925480-16-1 .
  • The holder of the Commander in Chief of the Army for aircraft kills 1941-1945. Scherzer's Militair-Verlag, Ranis 1994.
  • (Ed.): U-668. The operations of a Northern Sea submarine. Patzwall, Norderstedt 1998, ISBN 3-931533-34-4 .
  • Development of the Waffen SS Brigades and Divisions 1939–1945. Scherzers Militaire-Verlag, Ranis 2003, ISBN 3-938392-97-5 .
  • List of commanders of the anti-aircraft artillery 1945. Scherzers Militaire-Verlag, Ranis 2005, ISBN 3-938845-01-5 .
  • The knight's cross bearers 1939–1945. Scherzers Militaer-Verlag, Ranis.
  • (Ed.): The following knight's cross bearers have fallen. Scherzers Militaer-Verlag, Ranis 2006, ISBN 3-938845-03-1 .
  • 113th Infantry Division. Scherzers Militaer-Verlag, Ranis 2007, ISBN 978-3-938845-05-9 .
  • German troops in World War 2. Scherzers Militaer-Verlag, Ranis.
  • with Klaus D. Patzwall : The German Cross 1941–1945. Patzwall, Norderstedt.
  • with Martin Terlaak: Without knight's cross and oak leaves. The experiences of a night fighter pilot 1940–1945. Scherzers Militaer-Verlag, Ranis 2009, ISBN 978-3-938845-20-2 .
  • 46th Infantry Division. Crimea - Caucasus - Kuban bridgehead - Isjum - Jassy. Path and deployment of a Franconian-Sudeten German infantry division 1938–1945. Scherzers Militaer-Verlag, Ranis 2009, ISBN 978-3-938845-19-6 .
  • The personnel losses of the German night fighter squadron 1940–1945. According to the squadron's official loss reports to the Reich Ministry of Aviation. Scherzers Militaer-Verlag, Ranis 2010, ISBN 978-3-938845-21-9 .
  • (Ed.): Bowling and punching on the maneuver and field use of the German army. Scherzers Militaer-Verlag, Bayreuth 2012, ISBN 978-3-938845-41-7 .
  • The Wehrmacht's award system. Scherzers Militaer-Verlag, Bayreuth 2014, ISBN 978-3-938845-62-2 .
  • “I couldn't get enough of the service.” My stepfather, the sergeant Adolf R. Scherzers Militaer-Verlag, Bayreuth 2016, ISBN 978-3-938845-61-5 .
  • Himmler's military elite. The highly decorated members of the Waffen SS. Publishing house Veit Scherzer, Bayreuth.

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Individual evidence

  1. Veit Scherzer: "I couldn't get enough of duty": My stepfather, the sergeant Adolf R., 2016 [1]
  2. ^ Works from the Veit Scherzer publishing house in the catalog of the German National Library
  3. ^ German troops in the Second World War in the German National Library