Bizanz, Alfred

Image - Bizanz Alfred during the First World War.

Bizanz, Alfred [Bizanc], b 1890 in Liubin Velykyi near Lviv, d 1950. (Photo: Alfred Bizanz.) Officer of German origin in the Austrian army, later lieutenant colonel in the Ukrainian Galician Army and the Army of the Ukrainian National Republic. He commanded the group South II and the Lviv Brigade of the Ukrainian Galician Army. He was one of the initiators and principal leaders of the Chortkiv offensive. In June 1919 he commanded an attack group in the battles near Berezhany and distinguished himself in battle during the march on Korosten. During the Second World War he was the officer for Ukrainian affairs in the German administration of the Generalgouvernement and in the Galician district. He was also head of the military staff of the Division Galizien. In 1945 he was seized by Soviet agents in Vienna and deported.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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