Sepp Dietrich (Joseph Dietrich)

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Hawangen, Bavaria, Germany
Born in 1892 in Bavaria, Joseph "Sepp" Dietrich came of age during Imperial Germany's height of power in the early 20th century. After leaving primary school, he became an apprentice butcher. In 1911 he joined a Bavarian artillery regiment, but left the army some months later when he was invalided out due to injuries received in a fall from a horse. In 1914, at the start of the First World War, he again joined the army and, in 1916, was promoted to Vizefeldwebel (Sergeant) and assigned as an NCO in one of the German army's first panzer (tank) units. Read more...


Character: Himself - Commander of the SS-Leibstandarten

Triumph des Willens 1935

Character: Himself - with Hitler and Streicher

Zelig 1983