|Born||4 June 1892|
|Died||11 March 1968(aged 75)|
|Commands held||206th Infantry Division|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
|Other work||National Committee for a Free Germany|
Alfons Hitter (4 June 1892, Hochstatt, Alsace-Lorraine – 11 March 1968) was a German general during World War II who commanded the 206th Infantry Division. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves of Nazi Germany.
Hitter surrendered to Soviet forces during Operation Bagration when his division was encircled at Vitebsk. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held in prison for eleven years, joining the National Committee for a Free Germany while in captivity. He was released in 1955.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class (2 September 1914) & 1st Class (5 February 1916)
- Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (13 May 1940) & 1st Class (2 July 1940)
- German Cross in Gold on 15 December 1943 as Generalleutnant and commander of 206. Infanterie-Division
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Thomas 1997, p. 285.
- Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 188.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 189.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 71.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) . Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6.
- Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8.
- Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6.