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Erich Ludendorff

General der Infanterie a. D. Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff with Pickelhaube, the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross, the Pour le Mérite (with oak leaves) and other high decorations

Member of the Reichstag
In office
24 June 1920 – 13 June 1928
Constituency National list

First Quartermaster General (Erster General-Quartiermeister) of the German Great General Staff
In office
29 August 1916 – 26 October 1918
Senior Paul von Hindenburg
(as Chief of the German General Staff)
Preceded by None (established for Ludendorff)
Succeeded by Wilhelm Groener

Born 9 April 1865(1865-04-09)
Kruszewnia , Province of Posen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Confederation
Died 20 December 1937 (aged 72)
Munich, Bavaria, German Reich
Citizenship German
Political party NSDAP
Other political
Deutschvölkische Freiheitspartei
National Socialist Freedom Movement
Spouse(s) ∞ 1909 Margarethe, divorced Pernet, née Schmidt
∞ 1926 Dr. med. Mathilde Mathilde Friederike Karoline, widowed Freifrau von Kemnitz, divorced Kleine, née Spieß
Military service
Allegiance  German Empire
Service/branch War and service flag of Prussia (1895–1918).png Prussian Army
Iron Cross of the Luftstreitkräfte.png Imperial German Army
Years of service 1882–1918
Rank General der Infanterie
Battles/wars World War I
German Revolution
Awards Pour le Mérite
Grand Cross of the Iron Cross

Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff (sometimes given incorrectly as von Ludendorff) (b. 9 April 1865 in Kruschewnia by Schwersenz, Province of Posen; d. 20 December 1937 in Tutzing, Bavaria, Germany) was a German officer of the Prussian Army, First General-Quartermaster of the Imperial German Army during World War I, victor of Liege, and, with Paul von Hindenburg, one of the victors of the battle of the Battle of Tannenberg (1914). After the war, he supported Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP and took part in the Munich Putsch, for which he was acquitted of criminal charges. He had a brief political career in the Weimar Republic being elected as a Deputy to the Reichstag in a coalition group associated with the NSDAP. He later retired from politics and began promoting Odinism and other forms of esoteric religion.


Erich Ludendorff als Major der Preußischen Armee.jpg

Early years

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Karl and Margarethe Pernet with their three sons Heinz, Franz and Erich at the beach, c. 1905
Margarethe Ludendorff, divorced Pernet, née Schmidt (1875–1936) in December 1915
Defendants in the Munich Putsch trial on 1 April 1924 from left to right: Heinz Pernet, Friedrich Weber, Wilhelm Frick, Hermann Kriebel, Erich Ludendorff, Adolf Hitler, Wilhelm Brückner, Ernst Röhm and Robert Wagner.
Erich Ludendorff 1937 with his second wife Mathilde Friederike Karoline Ludendorff, née Spieß (1877–1966)

Ludendorff was born in Kruszewnia near Posen, Province of Posen, the third of six children of August Wilhelm Ludendorff, descended from Pomeranian merchants, who had become a landowner in a modest sort of way, and who held a commission in the reserve cavalry. Erich's mother, Klara Jeanette Henriette von Tempelhoff, was the daughter of the noble but impoverished Friedrich August Napoleon von Tempelhoff, and his wife Jeannette Wilhelmine von Dziembowska, through whom Erich was a remote descendant of the Dukes of Silesia and the Marquesses and Electors of Brandenburg.

He is said to have had a stable and comfortable childhood, growing up on a small family farm. He received his early schooling from his maternal aunt and had a flair for mathematics.

His acceptance into the Cadet School at Plön was largely due to his excellence in mathematics and extraordinary work ethic that he would carry with him throughout his life. Passing his Entrance Exam with Distinction, he was placed in a class two years ahead of his actual age group. Thereafter he was consistently first in his class. Heinz Guderian attended the same Cadet School, which produced many well-trained German officers.

Rise in the military

In 1882, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the 10th Comany/57th Infantry Regiment (8. Westfälisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 57), at Wesel. Over the next eight years he saw further service with the 2nd Marine Battalion at Kiel and Wilhelmshaven, and the 8th Grenadier Guards in Frankfurt (Oder), since 1 July 1890 first lieutenant (Premierleutnant). His service reports were of the highest order, with frequent commendations. In 1890, he was selected for the War Academy where the director recommended him for appointment to the General Staff.

He was appointed to the German General Staff (Generalstab) in 1894, since 1895 Hauptmann, rising rapidly through the ranks to become a senior staff officer with V Corps HQ in 1902–04. In 1905, under von Schlieffen, he joined the Second Section of the Great General Staff (Großer Generalstab) in Berlin, responsible for the Mobilization Section from 1904–13. By 1911 he was a full colonel.

Ludendorff was involved in testing the minute details regarding the Schlieffen Plan, assessing the fortifications around the Belgian fortress city of Liege. Most importantly, he attempted to prepare the German army for the war he saw coming. The Marxist Social Democrats, who by the 1913 elections had become the largest party in the Reichstag seldom gave priority to army expenditures, building up its reserves, or funding advanced weaponry such as Krupp's siege cannons. Considerable funding went instead to the Kaiserliche Marine. He then tried to influence the Reichstag via the retired General Keim.

Finally the War Ministry caved in to political pressures about Ludendorff's agitations and in January 1913 he was dismissed from the General Staff and returned to regimental duties, commanding the 39th Lower Rhine Fusiliers at Dusseldorf. Ludendorff was convinced that his prospects in the military were nil but took up his mildly important position.

World War I

In April 1914 Ludendorff was promoted to Major-General and given the command of the 85th Infantry Brigade, stationed at Strassburg.

With the outbreak of World War I, Ludendorff was first appointed Deputy Chief of Staff to the German Second Army under General Karl von Bülow. His assignment was largely due to his knowledge and previous work investigating the dozen forts surrounding Liege, Belgium. The German assault in early August 1914, according to the Schlieffen Plan for invading France, gained him national recognition.

The Germans experienced their first major setback at Liege. Belgian artillery and machine guns killed thousands of German troops attempting frontal assaults. On August 5, Ludendorff took command of the 14th Brigade, whose general had been killed. He cut off Liege and called for siege guns. By August 16, all forts around Liege had fallen, allowing the German First Army to advance. As hero of Liege, Ludendorff was awarded Germany's highest military decoration for gallantry, the Pour le Mérite, presented by the Kaiser himself on August 22.

Russia had been secretly mobilising since July 20th and a more formal general mobilisation was announced on July 30th. On August 15th two huge Russian armies invaded Germany. Those insufficient German forces stationed in East Prussia were being pushed back as the Russians advanced towards Königsberg and further. Only a week after Liege's fall, Ludendorff, then storming Belgium's second great fortress at Namur, was urgently requested by the Kaiser to serve as Chief of Staff of the Eighth Army on the Eastern Front.

Ludendorff went quickly with Paul von Hindenburg, who was recalled from retirement, to replace Commander Maximilian von Prittwitz (de), who, it was said, had proposed abandoning East Prussia altogether. Hindenburg relied heavily upon Ludendorff and General Max Hoffmann in crafting the victory in the battles of Battle of Tannenberg and the Battle of Masurian Lakes where the Russian armies were decisively beaten and routed out of German territory.

In August 1916, Erich von Falkenhayn resigned as Chief of the General Staff. Paul von Hindenburg took his place, with Ludendorff as his "First Generalquartiermeister" (Deputy Chief of Staff), forming the so-called Third Supreme Command. Quartermaster General (since January 1915) Hugo von Freytag-Loringhoven became Ludendorffs first deputy. The "Third OHL", (Oberste Heeresleitung or "Supreme Army Command"), was effectively a military-industrial dictatorship, which largely relegated Kaiser Wilhelm II to the periphery. They meddled with domestic politics and forced government ministers to resign, including three chancellors. Afterward, they held an effective veto over appointments in the state hierarchy.

Ludendorff advocated unrestricted submarine warfare to break the British blockade, which became a factor in bringing the United States into the war in April 1917, although they were quasi-belligerents already supporting Britain and France with continuous shiploads of materials.

Russia declared a ceasefire on 15 December 1917 and withdrew from the war, and Ludendorff participated in the meetings held between German and the new Bolshevik leadership. After much deliberation, the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed in March 1918. That same year, as commander-in-chief on the Western Front, Ludendorff planned and organized Germany's final offensive, known as Operation Michael. This final push to win the war fell short and as the German war effort collapsed, Ludendorff's tenure of war-time leadership ended. On September 29, the Kingdom of Prussia assumed its pre-war authority, which lasted until Kaiser Wilhelm II's abdication. Ludendorff fled Germany for Sweden.

Reflections on the war, a look to the future

In exile, he wrote numerous books and articles about the German military's conduct of the war while forming the foundation for the Dolchstoßlegende, the Stab-in-the-back theory, for which he is considered largely responsible. Ludendorff was convinced that Germany had fought a defensive war and in his opinion, Kaiser Wilhelm II had failed to organize a proper counter-propaganda campaign or provide efficient leadership, notwithstanding that such matters were in the hands of the Government.

Ludendorff was also extremely suspicious of the Social Democrats and leftists, whom he blamed for the humiliation of Germany through the Versailles Treaty. Ludendorff also claimed that he paid close attention to the business element (especially the Jews), and saw them turn their backs on the war effort by letting profit dictate production and financing rather than patriotism.

Again focusing on the left, Ludendorff was appalled by the strikes that took place towards the end of the war and saw the homefront collapse before the front, with the former poisoning the morale of soldiers on temporary leave. Most importantly, Ludendorff felt that the German people as a whole had underestimated what was at stake in the war: he was convinced the Entente had started the war and was determined to dismantle Germany completely.

Political career

Ludendorff eventually returned to Germany in 1920. The Weimar Republic planned to send him and several other noted German generals (von Mackensen, et al.) to reform the National Revolutionary Army of China, but this was cancelled due to the limitations of the Treaty of Versailles and the image problems with selling such a noted general out as a mercenary. Throughout his life, Ludendorff maintained a strong distaste for politicians and found most of them to be lacking an energetic national spirit. However, Ludendorff's political philosophy and outlook on the war brought him into right-wing politics as a German nationalist and won his support that helped to pioneer the NSDAP. Early on, Ludendorff also held Adolf Hitler in the highest regard.

At Hitler's urging, Ludendorff took part in the Munich Putsch in 1923. The plot failed but Ludendorff was acquitted in the trial that followed. In 1924, he was elected to the Reichstag as a representative of the NSFB (a coalition of the German Völkisch Freedom Party and members of the NSDAP), serving until 1928. He ran in the 1925 presidential election against former commander Paul von Hindenburg and received just 285,793 votes. Ludendorff's reputation may have been damaged by the Putsch, but he conducted very little campaigning of his own and remained aloof, relying almost entirely on his lasting image as a war hero, an attribute which Hindenburg also possessed.

His last years

After 1928, Ludendorff went into retirement, having fallen out with the National Socialists. In his later years, Ludendorff went into a relative seclusion with his second wife, Mathilde von Kemnitz (1874–1966), authoring several books. He concluded that the world's problems were the result of Christians, Jews, and Freemasons. Together with Mathilde, he founded Tannenbergbund to promote Odinism and later the Bund für Gotteserkenntnis (Society for the Knowledge of God).

70th birthday

On occasion of Ludendorff's 70th birthday in April 1935, great honours were bestowed upon the general. The public celebration began at 11 a.m. with the Wehrmacht of the Reich paying homage. The gentlemen Reichswehrminister Generaloberst von Blomberg (de) and the Chief of Army Command, General der Artillerie von Fritsch (de), visited the field commander's house. Major von Treuenfeld, who had been at General Headquarters and was again the general's adjutant for the day, received them and escorted them into the house. There the commander stood in his workroom in the uniform he had worn during the Great War, adorned with the highest war medals of the states of the German Vaterland. In the youthful freshness of a fifty-year-old, he received the representatives of the German Wehrmacht on his 70th birthday with deep emotion, with whom he was finally united again. None of the few who were allowed to witness this solemn moment from the adjoining room would ever forget it. Then those present went outside to inspect the honor company (Ehrenkompanie). The old field commander greeted the immediate superiors of the honor company standing on the right wing, at first lieutenant general Theodor Wilhelm Adam, then lieutenant general Eberth, whose squadron was circling in the air. After the honor company had been inspected, their march past (Vorbeimarsch) was inspected. Then Ludendorff and his guests went back to his house. He had also asked the superiors of the company and the aircraft squadron to come here. The regimental band performed the Preußischer Präsentiermarsch or Prussian Presentation March (Marschmusik), the prelude to the Meistersinger, which the field commander had heard so often on ceremonial occasions in Berlin in the presence of the Kaiser, and the Hohenfriedberger Marsch.

Other guests were Generalleutnant Franz Halder, his dear friend Generalleutnant Friedrich "Fritz" Heinrich Bruno Julius Bronsart von Schellendorf, successor to Konstantin Hierl as leader of the Tannenbergbund, Generalleutnant Karl Eberth, commander of the air district command 5, but also the German Crown Prince Wilhelm von Preußen (1882–1951), who stayed until late in the evening. Sigurd von Ilsemann wrote later in his diary, how the Crown Prince, who was ²absolutely delighted with the philosopy of Mathilde Friederike Karoline Ludendorff², reported the celebration and the talks to his father, Kaiser Wilhelm II at Haus Doorn:

"After his visit to Ludendorff, the Crown Prince wrote to his father enthusiastically about this couple and their reasonable religion, which, however, was only suitable for a few very highly educated people."

Generalleutnant Ludwig Beck was unable to attend this visit on April 9, 1935, but gave a radio speech aired in all of the reich. According to a report:

"It was evening when this celebration (with the officers of the old army) came to an end. The field commander then belonged to his family for only a few minutes before he received the transmission of the ceremonial speech, which the head of the troop office, Generalleutnant von Beck, held at the Deutschlandsender. The general listened earnestly to the words of his comrade, who, in such a wonderful, militarily concise but vivid, concise language, made the tremendous achievement of the general before and during the world war clear to the entire German people. It was moving to see the deep seriousness with which the general listened to the words and nodded approvingly whenever the wartime situation and performance once again hit the nail on the head with the wording of the general of the young Wehrmacht. And precisely because the truth reached the commander's ear in pithy and simple language, this speech was, as he put it, such a beautiful highlight of the celebration."


When Ludendorff died on 20 December 1937, he was given a state funeral attended by Hitler on 22 December 1937. The memorial took place at the Feldherrnhalle in Munich, the burial was in Tutzing, Bavaria on his estate.


Erichs father was the manor owner (Rittergutsbesitzer) Rittmeister der Reserve August Wilhelm Ludendorff (1833–1905). His mother Clara/Klara (1841–1914) came from the Prussian noble family von Tempelhoff, one of her great-grandfathers was the Prussian Generalleutnant Georg Friedrich Ludwig von Tempelhoff, from 1805 general inspector of all military educational institutions of the Prussian state. His younger brother was the astrophysicist Prof. Dr. Friedrich Wilhelm Hans Ludendorff. Ludendorff's sister Gertrud (1862–1940) was married to the judge Gustav Jahn, the first President of the Reich Fiscal Court (Reichsfinanzhof).



In 1909, Oberstleutnant Ludendorff married the daughter of a wealthy factory owner, Margarethe, divorced Pernet, née Schmidt (1875–1936), since 1 April 1932 a proud member of the NSDAP and the National Socialist Women's League.[1] They met in a rainstorm when he offered his umbrella. She divorced to marry him, bringing three stepsons and stepdaughter Margot „Lotte“ (1899–1969; ∞ 3 January 1918 Kapitänleutnant, later Konteradmiral z. V. Ernst Schumacher) into their relationship.[2] Their marriage pleased both families and he was devoted to his stepchildren. The couple divorced 1925.


All three stepsons, the sons of the wealthy Direktor der "Vereinigten Berliner Mörtelwerke" Karl Maria Anton Robert Pernet (1867–1927; also married again with Gertrud Elze, two further children[3]), served bravely in the Imperial German Army.

  • Franz Pernet (b. 23 April 1895 in Binkenwerder) fell () on 5 September 1917 as Leutnant of the Reserve of the Fliegertruppe (Jasta Boelcke)
  • Heinz Otto Kurt Pernet (1896–1973), finally Major of the Luftwaffe and SA-Brigadeführer, survived both World Wars
  • Erich Pernet (b 5 March 1898 in Berlin) fell () on 23 March 1918 as Leutnant of the Reserve of the Fliegertruppe (Flieger-Abteilung 29)
    • In March 1918, Erich Ludendorff had to identify the body of his stepson Erich Pernet, which was discovered on the battlefield in France. He had him temporarily buried in the garden of the headquarters in Spaa in Belgium and, after his release at the end of October 1918, transferred him to Berlin, where he was buried next to his brother Franz, and where in 1936 his mother's urn, which she had wished in her last will (written 13 August 1936), was also buried.


On 14 September 1926 in Tutzingen (Upper Bavaria), Ludendorff married Dr. med. Mathilde Mathilde Friederike Karoline, widowed Freifrau von Kemnitz, divorced Kleine, née Spieß, a mother of three, who had been the doctor of his estranged wife.


  • Kadettenschule Plön in 1877
  • Hauptkadettenschule Groß-Lichterfelde on 1 July 1879
  • Sekondeleutnant (Second Lieutenant) on 15 April 1882
  • Premierleutnant (First Lieutenant) on 1 July 1890
  • Hauptmann (Captain) on 22 March 1895
  • Major 19 September 1901[4]
  • Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel) on 18 May 1908[5]
  • Oberst (Colonel) on 21 April 1911
  • Generalmajor on 22 April 1914
  • Generalleutnant on 27 November 1914
  • General der Infanterie on 29 August 1916

Awards, decorations and honours

Awards and decorations

  • Order of the Crown (Preußischer Kronenorden), 4th Class
  • Prussian Centenary Medal 1897 (Zentenarmedaille)
  • Red Eagle Order (Roter Adlerorden), 4th Class
  • Prussian Long Service Cross for 25 years (Königlich Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz)
  • Prussian Order of the Crown, 3rd Class
  • Red Eagle Order, 3rd Class with the Bow and Crown
  • Württemberg Order of the Crown (Ehrenkreuz des Ordens der Württembergischen Krone), Honour Cross (WK2c)
  • Orden vom Zähringer Löwen, Commander 2nd Class (BZ2b)
  • Bavarian Military Merit Order, Officer's Cross (BMVO/BMV.O)
  • Commander's Cross of the Mecklenburg Order of the Griffon (MG2b)
  • Crown to his Prussian Order of the Crown, 3rd Class
  • Prussian Order of the Crown, 2nd Class (neck order)
  • Iron Cross (1914), 1st and 2nd Class
  • Pour le Mérite (military) with Oak Leaves
    • Pour le Mérite, 8 August 1914
    • Oak Leaves, 23 February 1915 (Prussia)
  • War Merit Cross (Brunswick), 2nd Class (BrK2)
  • Hessian Bravery Medal (Hessische Tapferkeitsmedaille; HT)
  • Anhalter Kreuz (AK)
  • Verdienstkreuz für Kriegshilfe (VK)
  • Lippe War Honour Cross for Heroic Deeds (LKEK/LKEKr)
  • Mecklenburg-Strelitz Cross of Merit for Distinction in the War (Mecklenburg-Strelitzisches Verdienstkreuz für Auszeichnung im Kriege), 2nd and 1st Class (MStMV1)
    • II Class with the inscription "For Bravery" (MStMV2T)
  • House Order of Hohenzollern, Grand Commander's Star with Swords (Stern der Großkomture mit Schwertern)
  • Bavarian Military Order of Max Joseph, Grand Cross (BMJ1)
  • Mecklenburg-Schwerin Military Merit Cross (Großherzoglich Mecklenburg-Schwerinsches Militärverdienstkreuz), 1st Class (MMV1/MK1)
  • Princely House Order of Hohenzollern, Cross of Honour 1st Class with Swords (HEK1⚔)
  • Order of the Red Eagle, 1st Class with Oak Leaves and Swords
  • Bremen Hanseatic Cross (Bremisches Hanseatenkreuz; BH)
  • Lübeck Hanseatic Cross (Lübeckisches Hanseatenkreuz; LübH/LüH)
  • Hamburg Hanseatic Cross (Hamburgisches Hanseatenkreuz; HH)
  • Commander 2nd Class of the Order of the Zähringer Lion (Baden)
  • Saxon Military Order of St. Henry, Commander 1st Class (SH2a) and Grand Cross (SH1)
    • Grand Cross on 3 March 1918
  • Military Merit Order (Württemberg), Commander and Grand Cross
    • Commander in 1915 (WMV2)
    • Grand Cross in 1917 (WMV1)
  • Reuss War Merit Cross (RK)
  • Carl Eduard War Cross (CK)
  • Order of the White Falcon (Hausorden vom Weißen Falken), Komturkreuz with Swords (GSF2⚔)
  • Saxe-Meiningen Cross for Merit in War (SMK)
  • Oldenburg Friedrich August Cross (de), 2nd and 1st class (OK1)
  • Württemberg Order of the Crown, Grand Cross with Swords (WK1⚔)
  • Princely Waldeck Cross of Merit (Fürstlich Waldeck’sches Verdienstkreuz), 1st Class with Swords (WVK1⚔)
  • Baden Order of the Zähringer Lion, Grand Cross with Swords (BZ1⚔)
  • Grand Cross of the Order of the Red Eagle with Oak Leaves and Swords on 29 June 1917
  • Albrechts-Orden of Saxony, Grand Cross with the Golden Star and Swords (SA1gSt⚔)
  • Grand Cross of the Iron Cross, 24 March 1918 (Prussia)
  • Oldenburg House and Merit Order of Peter Frederick Louis, Honour Grand Cross (Ehren-Großkreuz) with Swords and Laurels (OV1⚔mL) on 29 October 1918
  • Blood Order[6]
  • Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 with Swords


  • Austrian Franz-Joseph-Orden, Commander with Star (ÖFJ2a)
  • Austria-Hungary Military Merit Cross, 2nd Class with War Decoration (ÖM2K)
  • Austria-Hungary Military Merit Cross, 1st Class with War Decoration (ÖMV1mKD/ÖM1K)
  • Austria-Hungary Military Merit Medal, Grand Military Merit Medal (Große Militär-Verdienstmedaille) in Gold (ÖGrSL), also called the Grand Signum Laudis (Große Signum Laudis)
  • Order of Franz Joseph (Austria-Hungary), Commander with Star (ÖFJ2a)
  • Austrian-Hungarian Imperial Order of Leopold, 1st Class with the War Decoration (ÖL2aK)
  • Order of the Iron Crown (Austria), 1st Class with the War Decoration (ÖEK1K)
  • Austrian-Hungarian Imperial Order of Leopold, Grand Cross with the War Decoration (ÖL1K)


  • Commander's Cross of the Italian Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus (JM3)
  • Swedish Order of the Sword (Schwertorden), Grand Cross (SS1)
  • Gallipoli Star (Eiserner Halbmond; TH)


  • Honorary citizenship of the city of Düsseldorf in 1917
  • Honorary citizenship of the city of Bad Kreuznach in 1918
  • Rhine bridge between Remagen and Erpel was christened "Ludendorff Bridge" on 1 May 1918
  • Ludendorff-Ufer (shore) in Marsberg-Niedermarsberg on 30 January 1939


  • Ludendorff-Kaserne in Böblingen
  • Ludendorff-Kaserne in Heilbronn
  • Ludendorff-Kaserne in Mittenwald in 1937 (since 1995 Karwendel-Kaserne of the Bundeswehr)
  • Ludendorff-Kaserne in Potsdam-Bornstedt
  • Ludendorff-Kaserne in Ulm
  • Ludendorff-Kaserne in Stahnsdorf on 30 October 1938


  • Ludendorffstraße in Aachen
  • Ludendorffstraße in Ahlen on 10 February 1938
  • Ludendorffstraße in Bad Lippspringe in 1938
  • Ludendorffstraße in Bad Oeynhausen
  • Ludendorffstraße in Berlin-Tiergarten on 7 March 1936
  • Ludendorffstraße in Bochum in 1939
  • Ludendorffstraße in Bottrop on 16 March 1938
  • General-Ludendorff-Straße in Bremen in 1938
  • Ludendorffstraße in Bromberg
  • Ludendorffstraße in Burscheid
  • Ludendorffstraße in Celle
  • Ludendorffstraße in Coburg on 18 February 1938
  • Ludendorffstraße in Dortmund on 31 October 1937
  • Ludendorffstraße in Duisburg-Duissern
  • Ludendorffstraße in Düsseldorf
  • Ludendorffstraße in Erfurt
  • Ludendorffstraße in Finnentrop in 1938
  • Ludendorffstraße in Hagen
  • Ludendorffstraße in Hamm on 6 September 1939
  • Ludendorffstraße in Herford on 20 July 1936
  • Ludendorffstraße in Heilbronn
  • Ludendorffstraße in Insterburg
  • Ludendorffstraße in Iserlohn on 7 August 1935
  • Ludendorffstraße in Iserlohn-Letmathe in 1937
  • Ludendorffstraße in Karlsruhe
  • General-Ludendorff-Straße in Königsbrück
  • Ludendorffstraße in Langen (Hessen)
  • Ludendorffstraße in Leipzig
  • Ludendorffstraße in Leverkusen
  • Ludendorffstraße in Litzmannstadt
  • Ludendorffstraße in Lübeck-Schlutup
  • General-Ludendorff-Straße in Magdeburg
  • Ludendorffstraße in Menden Sauerland
  • Ludendorffstraße in Minden on 14 July 1938
  • Ludendorffstraße in Nordhausen
  • Ludendorffstraße in Osterode (Ostpreußen)
  • Ludendorffstraße in Pepelow
  • Ludendorffstraße in Plettenberg on 15 February 1937
  • Ludendorffstraße in Radebeul-Niederlößnitz (1920 to 1929; again 1934)
  • Ludendorffstraße in Rastenburg
  • Ludendorffstraße in Rheine
  • Ludendorffstraße in Schwelm on 17 February 1938
  • Ludendorffstraße in Soest on 27 January 1938
  • Ludendorffstraße in Sorau, Kreis (District)
  • Ludendorffstraße in Stuttgart
  • Ludendorffstraße in Tutzing
  • Ludendorffstraße in Visselhövede
  • Ludendorffstraße in Weimar
  • Ludendorffstraße in Wolfsburg
  • Ludendorffstraße in Wunstorf on 1 October 1939
  • Ludendorffstraße in Wuppertal
  • Ludendorffstraße in Würzburg in 1938


Books (selection)

  • 1919: Meine Kriegserinnerungen 1914–1918. Berlin: Mittler & Sohn (republished 1936)
  • 1933: Mein militärischer Werdegang. Blätter der Erinnerung an unser stolzes Heer. Munich: Ludendorffs Verlag
  • 1937: with Mitarbeitern: Mathilde Ludendorff – ihr Werk und Wirken. Munich: Ludendorffs Verlag
  • 1937: Auf dem Weg zur Feldherrnhalle. Lebenserinnerungen an die Zeit des 9. November 1923. Munich: Ludendorffs Verlag
  • 1939: with Mathilde Ludendorff: Die Judenmacht, ihr Wesen und Ende. Munich: Ludendorffs Verlag

Smaller publications

  • 1926: Die Revolution von oben. Das Kriegsende und die Vorgänge beim Waffenstillstand. Zwei Vorträge. Lorch: Karl Rohm
  • 1932: Schändliche Geheimnisse der Hochgrade. Ludendorffs Verlag, Munchen
  • 1934: Wie der Weltkrieg 1914 „gemacht“ wurde. Munich: Völkischer Verlag
  • 1934: Das Marne-Drama. Der Fall Moltke-Hentsch. Munich: Ludendorffs Verlag
  • 1934: "Tannenberg". Zum 20. Jahrestag der Schlacht. Munich: Ludendorffs Verlag
  • 1934: Die politischen Hintergründe des 9. November 1923. Munich: Ludendorffs Verlag
  • 1935: Über Unbotmäßigkeit im Kriege. Munich: Ludendorffs Verlag
  • 1935: Französische Fälschung meiner Denkschrift von 1912 über den drohenden Krieg. Munich: Ludendorffs Verlag
  • 1938-40: Feldherrnworte. Munich: Ludendorffs Verlag
  • 1939: Tannenberg. Geschichtliche Wahrheit über die Schlacht. Munich: Ludendorffs Verlag

As publisher

  • 1929–1933: Ludendorffs Volkswarte ("Ludendorff's Peoples' Viewpoint"; weekly) Munich

See also

External links