Erwin Kroggel

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameErwin•Kroggel
Used nameErwin•Kroggel
Born30 April 1912 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
DiedJanuary 1996 in Hannover, Niedersachsen (GER)
AffiliationsFC Hermannia, Frankfurt am Main (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany


Épée fencer Erwin Kroggel did not advance to the second round in the individual event at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. The German épée champion five times in 1941, 1943, 1951-52 and 1954, Kroggel participated in the 1954 World Championships in Luxembourg. In 1951 and again in 1960, he was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf.

Kroggel was a policeman by profession before World War II. He also was engaged in handball, athletics and modern pentathlon. During the war he worked in Office IV of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Reich Security Central Office) with the rank of SS-Hauptsturmbannführer. He worked in the “Gestapo - Fighting against enemies” department. He survived the war unscathed, was never accused for his war crimes, and became a bank clerk.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1952 Summer Olympics Fencing GER FRG Erwin Kroggel
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 7 p7 r1/4