Category «Holocaust Victims»

Heinrich Himmler

Heinrich Luitpold Himmler ( Munich , October 7, 1900 – Lueneburg , May 23, 1945) was a Nazi officer senior, Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (SS), and one of the main leaders of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) during the Nationalist regime. The Nazi leader Adolf Hitler appointed for a short period military commander of the army …

Rudolf Kastner

Israel Rudolf Kastner 1 (1906-15 March 1957) was a journalist and lawyer Hungarian – Jew who became known for helping Jews escape from occupied Hungary by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust . He was assassinated in 1957 after an Israeli court accused him of collaborating with the Nazis. Along with Joel Brand , Kastner was …

Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht (n. 28 of February of 1894 – 18 of April of 1964 ) was a writer , film director , producer, playwright and novelist American . Called “the Shakespeare of Hollywood”, received credit on the screen, alone or in collaboration, for the stories or scripts of some 70 films. As a prolific author, …

Joel Brand

Joel Brand ( 25 of April of 1906 – 13 of July of 1964 ) was a Jewish Hungarian who became known for his role during the Holocaust while trying to save the Hungarian Jewish community from deportation to the concentration camp at Auschwitz . Described by historian Yehuda Bauer as a valiant adventurer who …

Leopold Obermayer

Leopold Obermayer ( Wuerzburg , the October as maypole as 1892 – KZ Mauthausen , on 22 February as as 1943 ) was persecuted by Jewish and homosexual during Nazism . Obermayer, who was a Swiss citizen, was a Doctor of Law and a wine merchant in Würzburg. He was arrested in October 1934; Initially …

Helene Metzger

Hélène Metzger ( 26 of August of 1889 – 7 of March of 1944 ) was a philosopher of the science , chemistry and French scientific historian . 1 His writings deal mainly with the history of chemistry . Due to its Jewish origin, it was deported during the Second World War to the concentration …

August L. Mayer

August Liebmann Mayer ( Griesheim , 1885 – Auschwitz , 1944) was an historian of German art and Hispanist , a specialist in Spanish painting of the Golden Age . Disciple of Heinrich Wölfflin (1864-1945), prominent representative of the formalist current , Mayer was the first to apply a modern methodology to the study of …

Georg Hornstein

Georg Hornstein ( Berlin , December 8, 1900 – Buchenwald concentration camp , Germany, September 3, 1942) was a Jewish resistance fighter in Nazi Germany . The recognition of his Jewish heritage, which he himself made in 1942 during his captivity by the Gestapo , has often been cited as an example of Jewish resistance …

Kornél Havasi

Kornél Havasi ( Budapest , October to January of 1892 – Austria , 15 of January of 1945 ) was a chess player Hungarian . He came to be in the 24th place in the world. 1 Biography In 1911 he won the Budapest tournament , in 1912 he was 9th in the Hungarian Championship …

Fritz Grünbaum

Fritz Grünbaum ( 7 of April of 1880 – 14 of January of 1941 ) was a cabaret performer, librettist of operettas and song writer, director, actor and emcee of Austrian nationality. Biography Born in Brno , in the present Czech Republic , his real name was Franz Friedrich Grünbaum. In his childhood and adolescence …