The Befehlshaber rückwärtiges Heeresgebiet 102 was formed on 15 March 1941 out of the staff General z.b.V. II. The task of this staff was to control and to command the rear area of HGr. Mitte. After operation “Barbarossa” had started the staff received the uncovered designation Befehlshaber rückwärtiges Heeresgebiet Mitte on 5 July 1941. During the months April - July 1941 the command was called also “Gruppe von Schenckendorff”.

"Berück" was the official term/abbreviation for these units.

Commanders

General der Infanterie z.V. Max von Schenckendorff (15 Mar 1941 – 5 July 1941)

Sources used

Research by Shawn Bohannon

Reference Material on this unit

Jörn Hasenclever - Die Befehlshaber der rückwärtigen Heeresgebiete in den besetzten Gebieten der Sowjetunion 1941-1943: Max von Schenckendorff, Karl von Roques, Franz von Roques, Erich Friderici und die deutsche Besatzungpolitik (Verlang Schöningh, Paderborn 2009)
Dieter Pohl - Die Herrschaft der Wehrmacht: Deutsche Militärbesatzung und einheimische Bevölkerung in der Sowjetunion 1941-1944 (Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, 2008)

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