Colonel Sandauer is a minor villain in The Night of the Generals.


Sandauer was Lieutenant General Wilhelm Tanz's second in command. Like Tanz, he was initially an officer in the Heer, but joined his superior when he was transferred to the SS. After the war, he went to work for Volkswagen. He remained loyal to Tanz long after the war, and hosted the return celebration following Tanz's release from prison in 1965, only to be shocked and horrified by Tanz's suicide shortly thereafter. Despite having played an important role in the Nibelungen Division's war crimes through World War II, there is no evidence that Sandauer was ever punished.