jayhamblet wrote:A very Able general who was sidelined after Poland .
1)Who saved him?
2)Did hw kill himself, or was he murdered?
You retired Col Gen Blaskowitz a bit too early. After the defeat of Poland Blaskowitz became C in Chief of occupied Poland, but his responsibilities were curtailed when Hans Frank became governor general. On 14 May 1940 Blaskowitz was named commander of the newly activated 9th Army for the final offensive in France. After the fall of France Blaskowitz became Military Governor of Northern France then was named commander of 1st Army on the SW coast of France until May 44, when Rundstedt named him to command Army Group G in the south of France. After directing a skillful withdrawl against overwhelming odds Blaskowitz surprised the Allies with counteroffensives on Sept 1944 and Jan 1945. On 28 Jan 1945 he was named commander of AG H in Holland, were he served until taken prisoner on 8 May 1945.
While a prisoner he testified at the Military Trials in Nuremberg and was also indicted as a minor war criminal. According to the most reliable accounts Blaskowitz killed himself just before his scheduled trial by diving over the railing of a prison gallery, breaking his neck.
The story that he was murdered by former members of the SS in prison is of doubtful authority.