- Category : 1885-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (3,53,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 1
German army commander and war criminal during World War II, who fought in the Battle of France and as a panzer commander on the Eastern Front.
Hoth commanded the 3rd Panzer Group during Operation Barbarossa in 1941, and the 4th Panzer Army during the Wehrmacht's 1942 summer offensive.
Following the encirclement of the 6th Army in the Battle of Stalingrad in November 1942, Hoth's panzer army unsuccessfully attempted to relieve it during Operation Winter Storm. After Stalingrad, Hoth was involved in the Third Battle of Kharkov, the Battle of Kursk in the summer of 1943 and the Battle of Kiev.
Hoth implemented the criminal Commissar Order during the invasion of the Soviet Union. After the war, Hoth was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the High Command trial and sentenced to 15 years. He was released on parole in 1954.
Hermann Hoth died in Goslar on 25 January 1971, aged 85.