Ewald von Kleist was an officer and a gentleman in an era when such characteristics were liabilities.
Samuel W. Mitcham Jr., in Hitler's Generals (2003)
Recently I was discharged from the German army while in this prison and was informed that I am on the so-called war criminal list number seven. I haven't the faintest idea of what war crime I could have committed. The main thing is that I have a clear conscience.Paul Ludwig Ewald Von Kleist
The Russians were five times superior to us poor but brave Germans, both in numbers and in the superiority of their equipment. My immediate commander was Hitler himself. Unfortunately, Hitler's advice in those critical periods was invariably lousy.Paul Ludwig Ewald Von Kleist