Otto Carius

German Army tank commander
Carius in July 1944

Otto Carius (27 May 1922 – 24 January 2015) was a German former Nazi tank commander. He destroyed over 150 foreign tanks. He received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. After the war, Carius worked as a pharmacist. He also wrote books about his experiences during the war.

Carius was born in Zweibrücken, Weimar Germany. He died from a short illness in Herschweiler-Pettersheim, Germany, aged 92.[1]


  1. "In Memoriam Otto Carius". Tiger Apotheke – Herschweiler-Pettersheim. Retrieved 24 January 2015.

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