Victims of Nazism

by spyott | created - 08 Oct 2016 | updated - 10 Oct 2016 | Public

Victims of the Nazis

1. Dora Gerson

Actress | Die Todeskarawane

Dora Gerson was born on March 23, 1899 in Berlin, Germany as Dorothea Gerson. She was an actress, known for Caravan of Death (1920) and Auf den Trümmern des Paradieses (1920). She was married to Max Sluizer and Veit Harlan. She died on February 14, 1943 in Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp...

Died in Auschwitz concentration camp.

1899-1943 (43 years old)

2. Anna Letenská

Actress | Babicka

Anna Letenská was born on August 29, 1904 in Nürschan, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Babicka (1940), Cekanky (1940) and Minulost Jany Kosinové (1940). She died on October 24, 1942 in Mauthausen concentration camp, Austria.

Shot in the head by German executioners at Mauthausen concentation camp.

1904-1942 (38 years old)

3. Harry Baur

Actor | Golgotha

Harry Baur was born on April 12, 1880 in Paris, France as Henri-Marie Baur. He was an actor, known for Behold the Man (1935), Christine (1937) and Les Misérables (1934). He was married to Rika Radifé and Rose Grane. He died on April 8, 1943 in Paris.

Died under mysterious circumstances during WWII.

1880-1943 (62 years old)

4. Georg John

Actor | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

Georg John was born on July 23, 1879 in Schmiegel, Poland as Georg Jacobsohn. He was an actor, known for M (1931), Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922) and Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924). He died on November 18, 1941 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland.

Died after being deported to the Lodz Ghetto during WWII.

1879-1941 (62 years old)

5. Ernst Arndt

Actor | Herbstzauber

Ernst Arndt was born on February 3, 1861 in Magdeburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Herbstzauber (1918), Der Umweg zur Ehe (1919) and Die Tragödie eines verschollenen Fürstensohnes (1922). He died in 1942 in Treblinka Concentration Camp, Mazowieckie, Poland.

Murdered in the Treblinka extermination camp.

1861-1942 (81 years old)

6. Eugen Burg

Director | Der wird geheiratet

Eugen Burg was born on January 6, 1871 in Berlin, Germany as Eugen Hirschburg. He was an actor and director, known for Der wird geheiratet (1921), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1915) and Alles aus Gefälligkeit (1916). He was married to Emmy Raabe-Burg. He died on November 15, 1944 in ...

Died in the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

1871-1944 (73 years old)

7. Kurt Gerron

Actor | Der blaue Engel

Gerron fled to France (because he was Jewish), then settled in Amsterdam in 1933. He was arrested by the SS in 1943 and was sent to Theresienstadt in 1944 to direct a staged documentary intended to persuade world public opinion that Jews were well treated in concentration camps. He made a film ...

Gassed to death in the Auschwitz gas chambers.

1897-1944 (47 years old)

8. Josef Capek

Writer | BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

Josef Capek was born on March 23, 1887 in Hronov, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. He is known for his work on BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950), The Shadow of the Ferns (1986) and Insect (2018). He died in April 1945 in Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Lower Saxony, Germany.

(1945, April) Perished in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

9. Hanne Mertens

Actress | Ich verweigere die Aussage

Hanne Mertens was born on April 13, 1909 in Germany. She was an actress, known for Ich verweigere die Aussage (1939) and Alarmstufe V (1941). She died on April 21, 1945 in Neuengamme Concentration Camp, Hamburg, Germany.

(1945, April 21) Perished in the Neuengamme concentration camp.

(1945, May) In 1944, the Germans deported him, first to Mauthausen, and then to the Gunskirchen concentration camp. He was released near the end of the war, but his weakened body could not stand the ordeal, and in mid-May 1945 he died in a U.S. hospital.

11. Robert Desnos

Writer | Bonsoir mesdames, bonsoir messieurs

Robert Desnos was born on July 4, 1900 in Paris, France. He was a writer, known for Bonsoir mesdames, bonsoir messieurs (1944), Down to Earth (1994) and The Starfish (1928). He died on June 8, 1945 in Terezín, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic].

(1945, June 11) Died at the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

12. Egon Friedell

Writer | Die Bekehrung des Dr. Wundt

Egon Friedell was born on January 21, 1878 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Egon Friedmann. He was an actor and writer, known for Die Bekehrung des Dr. Wundt (1914) and Die Marquise von Clermont (1922). He died on March 16, 1938 in Vienna, Austria.

13. Hans Behrendt

Writer | Alt Heidelberg

Hans Behrendt was born on September 28, 1889 in Berlin, Germany. He was a writer and director, known for Alt Heidelberg (1923), The Island of the Lost (1921) and Neuland (1924). He died in 1942 in Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Oswiecim, Malopolskie, Poland.

14. Arthur Bergen

Director | Erinnerungen einer Nonne

Arthur Bergen was born on October 24, 1875 in Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Erinnerungen einer Nonne (1927), Frühere Verhältnisse (1927) and Das Lebenslied (1926). He died in 1943.

15. Max Ehrlich

Writer | Hugos Nachtarbeit

Max Ehrlich (1892-1944) was one of the most celebrated actors and directors on the German comedy and cabaret scene of the 1930s. But his brilliant career was brutally interrupted by the rise of Nazism and his resulting deportation in 1942 to Westerbork concentration camp in Holland. Amazingly, ...

16. John Gottowt

Actor | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

John Gottowt was born on June 15, 1881 in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary as Isidor Gesang. He was an actor and director, known for Nosferatu (1922), Das schwarze Los (1913) and The Student of Prague (1913). He died on August 27, 1942 in Wieliczka, Malopolskie, Poland.

17. Fritz Grünbaum

Writer | Die Csikosbaroneß

Fritz Grünbaum was born on April 7, 1880 in Brünn, Moravia, Austria-Hungary as Franz Friedrich Grünbaum. He was an actor and writer, known for Die Csikosbaroneß (1930), Liebeskommando (1931) and Jeder fragt nach Erika (1931). He was married to Lilly Herzl, Mizzi Dressl and Karolina ...

18. Karel Hasler

Writer | Ircin románek

Karel Hasler was born on October 31, 1879 in Prague, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor and writer, known for Irca's Romance (1936), Batalion (1927) and Ta nase písnicka ceská (1967). He died on December 22, 1941 in Mauthausen concentration camp, Upper Danube, Germany [now Upper Austria...

19. Coen Hissink

Actor | De zwarte tulp

Coen Hissink was born on October 5, 1878 in Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands as Johan Coenraad Hissink. He was an actor, known for The Black Tulip (1921), Levensschaduwen (1916) and Alexandra (1922). He died on December 17, 1942 in Neuengamme, Germany.

20. Kurt Lilien

Actor | Was Frauen träumen

Kurt Lilien was born on August 6, 1882 in Berlin, Germany as Kurt Lilienthal. He was an actor, known for Was Frauen träumen (1933), Harry Hill, der Herr der Welt (1923) and Baby (1932). He died on May 28, 1943 in Sobibór Concentration Camp, Lubelskie, Poland.

21. Henri Monteux

Actor | La maison du baigneur

Henri Monteux was born on February 23, 1874 in Paris, France. He was an actor, known for La maison du baigneur (1914), Un roman parisien (1913) and Mon curé chez les riches (1938). He died on April 12, 1943 in Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Oranienburg, Germany.

22. Paul Morgan

Actor | Wir schalten um auf Hollywood

Paul Morgan was born on October 1, 1886 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Georg Paul Morgenstern. He was an actor and writer, known for Wir schalten um auf Hollywood (1931), Der Herr vom Finanzamt (1929) and Funkzauber (1927). He was married to Josephine Ruffner. He died on December 10, 1938 in ...

23. Bernard Natan

Producer | Le bonheur

Bernard Natan was born Natan Tannenzaft in Romania. He emigrated to France and became involved in the film industry, and eventually was appointed head of Pathe-Cinema, a major film production company. Prior to being appointed to that position, however, it has been alleged to be one of the most ...

24. Fritz Spira

Actor | Das Schicksal derer von Habsburg

Fritz Spira was born on August 1, 1881 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Das Schicksal derer von Habsburg (1928), The Emperor's Waltz (1933) and Freie Liebe (1919). He was married to Lotte Spira. He died in 1943 in KZ Ruma, Croatia [now Vojvodina, Serbia].

25. Otto Wallburg

Actor | Der Kongreß tanzt

Otto Wallburg was born on February 21, 1889 in Berlin, Germany as Otto Wasserzug. He was an actor, known for Congress Dances (1931), Was Frauen träumen (1933) and Wer nimmt die Liebe ernst...? (1931). He died on October 29, 1944 in Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Oswiecim, Malopolskie, ...

26. Witold Zacharewicz

Actor | Barbara Radziwillówna

Witold Zacharewicz was born on August 26, 1914 in Plock, Poland, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Love or a Kingdom (1936), Znachor (1937) and Gehenna (1938). He died on February 16, 1943 in Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Oswiecim, Malopolskie, Poland.

27. Maria Forescu

Actress | Peer Gynt

Maria Forescu was born on January 15, 1875 in Czernowitz, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary as Maria Füllenbaum. She was an actress, known for Peer Gynt (1919), Peer Gynt - 2. Teil: Peer Gynts Wanderjahre und Tod (1919) and Schatten der Unterwelt (1931). She was married to Harry Piel. She died on November ...

28. Clementine Plessner

Actress | Taras Bulba

Clementine Plessner was born on December 7, 1855 in Vienna, Austrian Empire as Clementine Folkmann. She was an actress, known for Taras Bulba (1924), Das Tagebuch einer Verlorenen (1918) and Kaliber fünf Komma zwei (1920). She died on February 27, 1943 in Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, ...

29. Max Zilzer

Actor | Frau im Mond

Max Zilzer was born on November 23, 1868 in Budapest, Hungary. He was an actor, known for Woman in the Moon (1929), Ein Burschenlied aus Heidelberg (1930) and Das Geheimnis des Amerika-Docks (1919). He died in 1943 in Berlin, Germany.

30. Mathilde Sussin

Actress | Die Buddenbrooks

Mathilde Sussin was born on September 21, 1876 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Die Buddenbrooks (1923), The Waltz Dream (1925) and The Blue from the Sky (1932). She died on August 2, 1943 in Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia [now ...

31. Joseph Schmidt

Actor | A Star Fell from Heaven

Educated in Czernowitz, his musical education began in a synagogue choir. In 1924 he moved to Berlin to continue his musical studies. His opera debut was in Berlin in 1929, his film career began in 1931 with "Liebesexpress". His most famous movie was the 1933 film "Ein Lied geht um die Welt." He ...

32. Leslie Howard

Actor | Pygmalion

Leslie Howard Steiner was born in London, to Lilian (Blumberg) and Ferdinand "Frank" Steiner. His father was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and his English mother was of German Jewish, and mostly English, descent. Leslie went to Dulwich College. After school, he worked as a bank clerk until the ...

33. Maria Bard

Actress | Berlin-Alexanderplatz - Die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs

Maria Bard was born on July 7, 1900 in Schwerin, Mecklenburg, Germany. She was an actress, known for Berlin-Alexanderplatz - Die Geschichte Franz Biberkopfs (1931), G.P.U. (1942) and Premiere (1937). She was married to Hannes Stelzer, Werner Krauss and Wilhelm Graaff. She died on January 24, 1944 ...

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