Michel Lippert

Michael Lippert and Michael Lippert ( 24 of April of 1897 – 1 of September of 1969 ) was a Standartenführer of the SS known to have participated withTheodor Eicke in the murder of Ernst Rohm , commander of the SA , the 2 of July of 1934 After the call Night of the long knives .

Brief biography

Lippert was born as the fifth son of Johann and Margaret Lippert on April 24, 1897 in Schönwald , Upper Franken, which lies to the east of Freiburg in the Black Forest .

He attended the Volksschule for seven years and the Fortbildungsschule for three years. After the outbreak of World War I , Michael Lippert volunteered for service in November 1914 with the 1st Chevauleger Regiment of the Bavarian King Kaiser Nikolaus von Rußland (Nuremberg) of the 3rd Army Corps of Bavaria. Lippert served on both the western and eastern fronts, and returned home in October 1917 with the included decoration of the second-class Iron Cross, the Bavarian War Merit Cross Third Class with Swords (equivalent to the First Class Iron Cross), War Cross 1914/18, and the Bavarian Honor to the Merit military device.

He began pilot training at the Second Flight School in Neustadt, and received his pilot’s license on October 20, 1918. After World War I , Lippert entered to work in the ceramics industry .

Married, and having had a son in October of 1921, Lippert entered the Police of Bavaria in Regensburg , where he remained until February of 1929 like instructor of horsemanship , of mount and tournament . His second son was born in 1922.

On November 15, 1931, Lippert entered the SS with the number 2,968 and the rank of Second Lieutenant, and was assigned to the Southern Group, 2nd Company, III Battalion, 31st Skull Regiment. Regiment 31 was one of many regiments which were given a commemorative or honorific name associated with members of the Nazi Party who fell during the Münich pustch or in the struggle against communism.

From 19 June to 5 July 1933, Lippert attended an SS Officer Course at the Deutsche Hochschule für Leibesübungen , held in Berlin-Grünwald at the German Stadium.

Its main action in the SS was the summary execution of the leader of SA, Ernst Röhm next to Theodor Eicke , 2 of July of 1934 , in the prison of Stadelheim .

After the end of the war, Lippert escaped the Nuremberg Trials. In 1957 he was only brought to justice for the murder of the SA leader.

Summary of his military career

Dates of their ranks

  • Hauptwachtmeister der Landespolizei – 1920
  • SS- Truppführer – March 10, 1931
  • SS- Sturmführer – November 15, 1931
  • SS- Sturmhauptführer – August 5, 1933
  • SS- Sturmbannführer – November 9, 1933
  • SS- Obersturmbannführer – April 20, 1934
  • Oberleutnant der Reserve (Luftwaffe) – December 1, 1939
  • SS- Obersturmbannführer der Reserve – January 4, 1940
  • SS- Standartenführer – April 20, 1943

Notable decorations

  • Heer’s Scroll of Honor Roll – January 5, 1945
  • First Class Iron Cross
  • Iron Cross Second Class
  • Assault Infantry Badge
  • Brooch by the Iron Cross First Class
  • Brooch by the Iron Cross Second Class
  • Wound Insignia in Silver
  • SS-Ring of Honor
  • Honor Cross
  • Service badge on the Silver NSDAP
  • Service Badge in the Bronze NSDAP
  • German Reich Insignia of Silver Sport
  • German Silver Riding Badge
  • Sword of Honor Reichsführer SS
  • Triangle of Manga of Honor for Old Warrior


  • Otto Gritscheder: “Der Führer hat Sie zum Tode verurteilt …” Hitlers “Röhm-Putsch” -Morde vor Gericht. Editorial CHBeck, Munich 1993, ISBN 3-406-37651-7 , S. 139.
  • Brün Meyer: Dienstaltersliste der Waffen-SS. SS-Obergruppenführer bis SS-Hauptsturmführer – Edition of July 1, 1944 , Page 23, Biblio-Verlag 1987, ISBN 3-7648-1469-1