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Doe·nitzalso Dö·nitz (dœ′nĭts), Karl 1891-1980.
German naval officer who was chief naval commander during World War II and briefly headed the German government after the death of Adolf Hitler (1945).
See Karl Doenitz.
Dönitz(German ˈdøːnɪts) or
(Biography) Karl (karl). 1891–1980, German admiral; commander in chief of the German navy (1943–45); as head of state after Hitler's death he surrendered to the Allies (May 7, 1945)