General von Kleber was Generaloberst Dohrmann's chief of staff. He was an old friend of Hauptmann von Hecht's father. During the interservice rivalry between the SS and the Wehrmacht, he sided with his friend's son against Standartenführer Jannings. In retaliation, Jannings was able to somehow get von Kleber "relieved of his duties" in Italy. What became of him is unknown.


  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Iron Cross 1st Class
  • Iron Cross 1st Class Clasp
  • Anti-Partisan Badge


  • In the novelization, he is referred to as "Brigadier-General von Kleber," which would mean he is actually a generalmajor. However, his insignia in the film doesn't reflect this.