Victims of Nazismby 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)
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
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.
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.
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
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...
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, ...
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 ...
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, ...
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
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 ...