German History (Part 12)

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 1,905

  • 1941-06-27 Bialystok Poland falls to Germany
  • 1941-06-28 German & Romanian soldiers kill 11,000 Jews in Kishinev
  • 1941-06-28 German troops occupy Galicia, Poland
  • 1941-06-30 World War II: Operation Barbarossa - Germany captures Lviv, Ukraine.
  • 1941-07-05 German occupiers disband political parties
  • 1941-07-11 German troops attack Dnjepr
  • 1941-07-27 German army enters Ukraine
  • 1941-07-30 German occupiers forbid SDAP, VDB, ARP, RKSP, CHU & SGP in Netherlands
  • 1941-08-01 Luftwaffe bombs German 23rd division
  • 1941-08-02 German 11st Army surrounds 20 Soviet divisions at Oeman
  • 1941-08-03 German troops conquer Roslavl USSR
  • 1941-08-12 French Marshal Henri Petain gave full support to Nazi Germany
  • 1941-08-17 German raider attacks Dutch SS Kota Nopan
  • 1941-08-18 German concentration camp Amersfoort opens
  • 1941-08-25 British & Soviet troops attack pro-German Iran
  • 1941-08-25 German troops conquer Nowgorod, Leningrad
  • 1941-08-29 German Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children
  • 1941-08-30 Siege of Leningrad by German troops begins during WWII
  • 1941-09-01 Jews living in Germany are required to wear a yellow star of David
  • 1941-09-04 US destroyer Greer fires on German submarine U-652
  • 1941-09-06 All Jews over age 6 in German territories ordered to wear a star
  • 1941-09-08 Blockade of Leningrad (St Petersburg) by Germany begins
  • 1941-09-11 World War II: US Navy is ordered to attack German U-boats
  • 1941-09-12 1st German ship in WW II captured by US ship (Busko)
  • 1941-09-16 German armoured troops surround Kiev, Ukraine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-09-16 Adolf Hitler orders that for every dead German, 100 Yugoslavs should be killed

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1941-09-19 German army conquers Kiev
  • 1941-09-19 Nazis force German Jews, 6 & over to wear Jewish stars
  • 1941-09-23 German air raid on Soviet naval base at Kronstadt (battleship Marat sinks)
  • 1941-09-24 Bomb explosion in German headquarter in Hotel Continental in Kiev
  • 1941-09-30 German assault on Moscow, Operation Typhoon, begins
  • 1941-10-02 Germans launch attack on Moscow
  • 1941-10-06 German army occupies Briansk, USSR
  • 1941-10-07 German army occupies Viarma, USSR
  • 1941-10-10 German U-boat torpedoes US destroyer Kearney
  • 1941-10-10 RAF bombs Piraeus to prevent German heavy armor advancing
  • 1941-10-15 1st mass deportation of German Jews to Eastern Europe
  • 1941-10-16 Germany advances within 60 miles (96 K) of Moscow
  • 1941-10-25 Germany attacks Moscow
  • 1941-10-30 USS Reuben James torpedoed by Germans, even though US is not in war
  • 1941-10-31 Prior to US joining WW II, Germany torpedoes US destroyer Reuben James
  • 1941-11-12 Germany's drive to take Moscow halted
  • 1941-11-13 German Abweht consults with Chetnikleider Draza Mihailovic
  • 1941-11-14 British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sank in Mediterranean, having been torpedoed by a German submarine the day before
  • 1941-11-16 German troops conquer Kertsh (probably)
  • 1941-11-20 German "auxiliary cruiser" (armed merchant raider) Kormoran sinks near Australia
  • 1941-11-21 German troops occupy Rostov-on-Don, Southern Russia
  • 1941-11-22 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis
  • 1941-11-23 German troops conquer Klin, at NW of Moscow
  • 1941-11-24 Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar
  • 1941-11-25 German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality)
  • 1941-11-27 USSR begins a counter offensive, causes Germany to retreat
  • 1941-11-28 German troops vacate Rostov
  • 1941-12-01 British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Python
  • 1941-12-07 German siege of Tobruk ends after 8 months
  • 1941-12-09 China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy
  • 1941-12-11 Germany & Italy declare war on USA
  • 1941-12-12 German occupying army do a house search in Paris looking for Jews
  • 1941-12-13 German occupiers forbid National Front & Netherland Union
  • 1941-12-15 German submarine U-127 sinks
  • 1941-12-17 German submarine U-31 sunk

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-12-17 German troops led by Erwin Rommel begin retreating in North Africa

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 1941-12-18 German submarine U-434 sinks
  • 1941-12-19 German submarine U-574 sinks
  • 1941-12-19 Hitler takes complete command of German Army
  • 1941-12-21 German submarine U-567 sinks
  • 1942-01-02 German troops in Bardia surrender
  • 1942-01-05 55 German tanks reach North-Africa
  • 1942-01-13 German U-boats begin harassing shipping on US east coast
  • 1942-01-13 World War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
  • 1942-01-19 Titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers
  • 1942-01-26 Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
  • 1942-01-28 German troops occupy Benghazi Libya
  • 1942-01-29 German & Italian troops occupy Benghazi, Libya
  • 1942-02-12 German battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen escape from Brest to Germany in a dash up the English Channel
  • 1942-02-15 German U-boat shells Antillian oil refinery
  • 1942-02-16 German submarines attack Aruba oil refinery
  • 1942-02-24 Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German)
  • 1942-02-26 German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb
  • 1942-02-27 1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1942-03-20 Major German assault on Malta
  • 1942-03-20 Beginning of a period of heavy German air assault on Malta
  • 1942-03-26 German offensive in North Africa under General Erwin Rommel
  • 1942-03-27 -28] Allies raid German submarine base in St Nazaire
  • 1942-03-29 British destroyer HMS Campbeltown explodes in St Nazaire: 400 Germans die
  • 1942-03-29 German submarine U-585 sinks
  • 1942-03-29 The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II was the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.
  • 1942-04-14 Destroyer Roper sinks German U-85 of US east coast
  • 1942-04-20 German occupiers forbids Dutch access to their beach
  • 1942-04-23 1st night Exeter bombed by German Luftwaffe
  • 1942-04-24 2nd night Exeter bombed by German Luftwaffe
  • 1942-04-25 Beginning of a 3 night bombing blitz on Bath by German Luftwaffe - 417 killed
  • 1942-04-28 German Luftwaffe estimated to have flown over 11 thousand sorties against Malta since 20th March
  • 1942-05-03 German Luftwaffe again bombs Exeter, destroying its town centre
  • 1942-05-04 German occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages
  • 1942-05-08 German summer offensive opens in Crimea
  • 1942-05-22 Mexico declares war on Nazi-Germany & Japan
  • 1942-06-07 Germany Armys march into Sebastopol
  • 1942-06-09 German-Neth press reports, 3 million Dutch sent to East-Europe
  • 1942-06-11 German army defeated at El-Alamein North Africa

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 2,860

  • 1871-08-01 Oskar Fried, German Russian composer, born in Berlin (d. 1941)
  • 1871-08-13 Karl Liebknecht, German revolutionary marxist (Sparta Party)
  • 1871-09-19 Fritz Schaudinn, German animal expert (examined syphilis)
  • 1871-10-29 Narziss Ach, German psychologist (Analyse des Willens)
  • 1872-08-13 Richard Willstätter, German chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1942)
  • 1872-12-10 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (study of graves)
  • 1873-01-06 Karl Straube, German organist/conductor
  • 1873-01-19 Hans Erich Blaich [Dr. Owlglass], German writer (Simplicissimus), born in Leutkirch im Allgäu (d. 1945)
  • 1873-02-02 Freiherr Konstantin von Neurath, German secretary of State (1932-38)
  • 1873-02-15 Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born Swedish biochemist who investigated the fermentation of sugar and enzymes (Nobel 1929), born in Augsburg, Kingdom of Bavaria (d. 1964)
  • 1873-03-10 Jakob Wassermann, Germany, novelist (My Life as German & Jew)
  • 1873-03-25 Rudolf Rocker, German/US anarchist
  • 1873-04-26 Otto zur Linde, German author (Charon)
  • 1873-05-21 Hans Berger, German neuroscientist (d. 1941)
  • 1873-06-03 Otto Loewi, Frankfurt am Main Germany, physician (Nobel-1936)
  • 1873-06-29 Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (African cultures), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1873-07-06 Paul Keller, German writer (Ferien vom Ich)
  • 1873-10-09 Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (Schwarzschild effect)
  • 1873-11-09 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist (d. 1941)
  • 1873-12-18 Adolf Vogl, German composer, born in Munich (d. 1961)
  • 1874-01-01 Gustave Whitehead, German inventor (d. 1927)
  • 1874-02-16 Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (d. 1935)
  • 1874-03-20 Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (d. 1945)
  • 1874-04-15 Johannes Stark, Germany, physicist (Stark effect) (Nobel 1919)
  • 1874-04-18 Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, German author (d. 1941)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1874-07-05 Eugen Fischer, Nazi physician (Kaiser Wilhelm Institute), born in Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany (d. 1967)

Nazi Physician Eugen Fischer
Nazi Physician
Eugen Fischer
  • 1874-07-07 Erwin Bumke, German jurist (d. 1945)
  • 1874-07-28 Ernst Cassirer, Germany, philosopher/educator (Essay on Man)
  • 1874-07-29 August Stramm, German poet and playwright, born in Cathedrals (d. 1915)
  • 1874-08-22 Max Scheler, German philosopher (Vom Umsturz der Werte)
  • 1874-08-27 Karl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, Nobel 1931)
  • 1874-09-01 Ismar Elbogen, German/US rabbi (Encyclopedia Judaica)
  • 1874-12-11 Paul Wegener, German actor/director (Student of Prag)
  • 1874-12-13 Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst)
  • 1875-01-07 Gustav Flatow, German gymnast (d. 1945)
  • 1875-01-16 Leonor Michaelis, German enzyme kinetic theorist (d. 1947)
  • 1875-01-21 John Lindworsky, German jesuit/psychologist (Der Wille)
  • 1875-01-21 Paul E Kahle, Germany, professor of oriental studies
  • 1875-02-02 Annette Kolb, German author (Small Fanfare) and pacifist, born in Munich (d. 1967)
  • 1875-02-04 Ludwig Prandtl, Germany, physicist (father of aerodynamics)
  • 1875-02-18 Walter Andrae, German archaeologist (Babylon, Assur)
  • 1875-03-02 Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1875-06-06 Thomas Mann, German novelist (Magic Mountain-Nobel 1929), born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1955)

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann
  • 1875-07-03 Ernst F Sauerbruch, German nazi/surgeon
  • 1875-09-03 Ferdinand Porsche, German automotive engineer (Volkswagen Beetle, Mercedes-Benz SS) and founder of the Porsche car company, born in Maffersdorf, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1951)
  • 1875-12-02 Frank Reicher, actor (King Kong, Son of Kong), born in Munich. Germany
  • 1875-12-03 Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman/antifascist
  • 1875-12-12 Karl R G von Rundstedt, German gen-fieldmarshal (Normandy)
  • 1876-01-03 Wilhelm Pieck, co-founder German Communist Party/pres (1949-60)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1876-01-05 Konrad Adenauer, chancellor of Germany (BRD, 1949), born in Cologne, Germany

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • 1876-01-09 Hans Bethge, German poet, born in Dessau (d. 1946)
  • 1876-02-06 Wilhelm Schmidtbonn[-Schmidt], German playwright (Der Sprechende Eros)
  • 1876-02-08 Paula Modersohn-Becker, German "entartet" painter
  • 1876-02-13 Fritz Buelow, German-born American baseball player (d. 1933)
  • 1876-03-29 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian/antifascist
  • 1876-04-23 Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian (d. 1925)
  • 1876-04-24 Erich Raeder, German naval commander (d. 1960)
  • 1876-07-02 Wilhelm Cuno, German ship owner/republic chancellor (1922-23)
  • 1876-07-20 Otto Blumenthal, German mathematician (d. 1944)
  • 1876-09-05 Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal (d. 1956)
  • 1876-09-15 Bruno Walter, [B W Schlesinger], conductor (NY Phil), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1876-10-11 Gertrud von Le Fort, German writer (The Eternal Woman), born in Minden, Westphalia (d. 1971)
  • 1876-10-22 Karl B Adam, German theologist (Christ our Brother)
  • 1876-10-23 Franz Schlegelberger, German judge and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1876-12-06 Fred Duesenberg, German-born automobile pioneer (d. 1932)
  • 1876-12-07 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven-Archiv)
  • 1877-01-22 Hjalmar Schacht, president of German Reichsbank/minister of Economics
  • 1877-01-31 Max Ettlinger, German philosopher
  • 1877-02-07 Julius Curtius, German minister of Foreign affairs (1929-..)
  • 1877-02-19 Else Berg, German/Dutch painter
  • 1877-02-19 Gabriele Münter, German painter (d. 1962)
  • 1877-03-04 Fritz Graebner, German ethnologist (d. 1934)
  • 1877-03-12 Wilhelm Frick, German protector of Bohemia/Moravia
  • 1877-04-02 Arnold Schering, German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik)
  • 1877-05-03 Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst (d. 1925)
  • 1877-06-04 Heinrich Wieland, German chemist (bile acids-Nobel 1927)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1877-07-02 Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss novelist and poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), born in Calw, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1962)

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • 1877-07-13 Karl Erb, German tenor
  • 1877-08-10 Rudolf Hilferding, German economist/SPD-minister of Finance
  • 1877-09-13 Wilhelm Filchner, German explorer (d. 1957)
  • 1877-10-08 Hans Heysen, German-born landscape artist (d. 1968)
  • 1878-01-16 Robert Garbe, German poet (Gorniek)
  • 1878-01-28 Walter Kollo [Kollodziepski], German composer (Der Juxbaron)
  • 1878-02-08 Martin Buber, German/Israeli philosopher/theologist (Ich und Du)
  • 1878-04-01 Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Hyperion/Tabula Rasa)
  • 1878-04-06 Erich Mühsam, German author (d. 1934)
  • 1878-04-12 Richard B Goldschmidt, German/US zoologist
  • 1878-04-21 Albert Weisgerber, German painter/graphic artist
  • 1878-05-10 Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (1923, Nobel 1926)
  • 1878-07-25 Heinrich Gebhard, German-born American composer, born in Sobernheim, Rhineland-Palatinate (d.1963)
  • 1878-08-10 Alfred Döblin, German writer (d. 1957)
  • 1878-09-02 Werner von Blomberg, German minister of Reichswehr
  • 1878-09-16 Karl Albiker, German sculptor (German Art, female nudes)
  • 1878-10-24 Hermann Claudius, German folk poet (Meister Bertram)
  • 1878-10-29 Alex E von Falkenhausen, German general (China, WW II)
  • 1878-11-13 Max Dehn, German mathematician (d. 1952)
  • 1878-11-21 Gustav Radbruch, German lawyer/minister of Justice
  • 1878-11-25 Georg Kaiser, German playwright (The Burghers of Calais), born in Magdeburg (d. 1945)
  • 1878-12-15 Hans Carossa, German writer, born in Tölz, Bavaria (d. 1956)
  • 1879-02-06 Carl Ramsauer, professor of physics and a research physicist (Ramsauer-Townsend effect), born in Berlin, Germany

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 1,966

  • 1941-09-09 Gustav Ehrismann, German germanist, dies at 85
  • 1941-09-29 Friedrich Angel, German mathematician (group theory), dies at 79
  • 1941-11-17 Earnest Udet, German general/head air pioneer, commits suicide
  • 1941-11-18 Walter H Nernst, German chemist (Nobel Prize 1920), dies at 77
  • 1941-11-22 Werner Mölders, German ace fighter pilot (b. 1915)
  • 1941-12-24 Siegfried Alkan, German composer (b. 1858)
  • 1942-01-04 Leon Jessel, German composer (The Parade of the Tin Soldiers), dies at 70
  • 1942-01-17 Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal (b. 1884)
  • 1942-01-31 Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (b. 1917)
  • 1942-02-08 Fritz Todt, German Reichs minister (Organization Todt), dies at 50
  • 1942-03-12 Robert Bosch, German industrialist (b. 1861)
  • 1942-04-30 Jakob van Hoddis [[Hans Davidsohn]], German Jewish poet, transported to German concentration camp at 54 (actual date of death unknown)
  • 1942-05-31 Reinhard Heydrich, German protector of Bohemia & Moravia, assassinated
  • 1942-06-04 Reinhard Heydrich, German protector (Bohemia/Moravia (Lidice)), dies
  • 1942-06-25 Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian, dies at 67
  • 1942-08-09 Edith Stein, German philosopher, dies
  • 1942-08-31 Von Bismarck, German major general, (Africa Corps), dies in battle
  • 1942-10-06 Erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorwarts), dies
  • 1942-10-23 Georg Stumme, German general/commandant of African corps, dies
  • 1942-11-03 Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Trousers, Snob), dies at 64
  • 1942-12-20 Jean Gilbert, [Max Winterfield], German composer, dies at 63
  • 1942-12-22 Franz Boas, German anthropologist (b. 1858)
  • 1943-02-14 David Hilbert, German mathematician (Hilbert Space), dies at 81
  • 1943-02-14 Dora Gerson, German actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (b. 1899)
  • 1943-02-22 Christoph Probst, German resistance fighter (That Weisse Rose), dies
  • 1943-02-22 Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (White Rose), beheaded at 24
  • 1943-02-22 Sophie Scholl, German anti-Nazi political activist, active in the non-violent resistance group, the White Rose (Die Weisse Rose), beheaded by guillotine at 21
  • 1943-04-03 Conrad Veidt, German/US actor (Cabinet of Dr Calgary), dies at 50
  • 1943-04-04 Oskar Schlemmer, German painter/sculptor, dies at 54
  • 1943-04-19 Alexander Schmorell, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • 1943-04-19 Kurt Huber, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • 1943-04-19 Willy Graf, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • 1943-05-16 Alfred Hoche, German psychiatrist (b. 1865)
  • 1943-07-13 Kurt Huber, German philosopher/resistance fighter, dies at 50
  • 1943-08-01 Ismar Elbogen, German/US learned/rabbi (Jewish Lexicon), dies at 68
  • 1943-08-05 Adam Kuckhoff, German writer and resistance fighter, is executed during WWII at 55
  • 1943-08-07 Gustav Schmidt, German lt-general, dies in battle
  • 1943-08-18 Hans Jeschonnek, German air force general/chief-staff, commits suicide
  • 1943-08-23 Johann P Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88
  • 1943-08-27 Otto Selz, German psychologist (In Auschwitz), dies
  • 1943-09-30 Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist (b. 1864)
  • 1943-10-10 Charlotte Salomon, German-Jewish artist gassed at Auschwitz aged 26
  • 1943-10-27 Isidor Traube, German Chemist (founded capillary chemistry, research on liquids), dies at 83
  • 1943-10-31 Max Reinhardt, German film director (b. 1873)
  • 1943-11-09 Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman/antifascist, dies at 67
  • 1943-11-24 Martin Raschke, German author/war correspondent, dies at 38
  • 1943-12-04 Carlo Mierendorff, German politician/antifascist, dies at 46
  • 1944-01-05 Adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80
  • 1944-01-21 Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, German major/pilot, shot down
  • 1944-02-19 Siegfried Garibaldi Kallenberg, German composer, dies at 76
  • 1944-03-15 Otto von Below, German commandant (WW I), dies at 86
  • 1944-04-05 Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter), dies at 90
  • 1944-06-24 Rio Gebhardt, German composer, dies at 36
  • 1944-07-07 Erich Salomon, German photographer, dies
  • 1944-07-11 Wolfgang Redlich, German major/pilot, dies in battle
  • 1944-07-20 Brandt, col/German staff chief, dies in bombing
  • 1944-07-20 Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, count/German antifascist colonel, dies
  • 1944-07-20 Friedrich Olbricht, German general (July 20th plotter), executed
  • 1944-07-20 Heinz Burns, German (Olympic-gold-1936), dies in bombing
  • 1944-07-20 Korten, chef gen of Germany Luftwaffe, dies in bomb explosion
  • 1944-07-20 Ludwig Beck, gen/chief Germany general staff (July 20th plot), dies
  • 1944-07-20 Mertz, German colonel (July 20th plotter), executed
  • 1944-07-20 Werner von Haeffen, German lieutenant (July 20th plotter), executed
  • 1944-07-23 Helmuth J von Moltke, German earl (July 20th plotter), executed
  • 1944-08-03 Felix Nussbaum, German painter (Widerstandskunst), dies in Auschwitz
  • 1944-08-08 Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal, hanged at 62
  • 1944-08-18 Ernst "Teddy" Thalmann, leader of German KPD, dies
  • 1944-08-19 Gunther von Kluge, German field marshal, commits suicide, dies at 62
  • 1944-08-26 Adam von Trott zu Solz, German diplomat (b. 1909)
  • 1944-08-27 Georg von Boeselager, German nobleman (b. 1915)
  • 1944-08-28 Ernst Thalmann, German communist, dies in Buchenwald
  • 1944-09-02 Manfred Freiherr von Killinger, German ambassador to Romania, commits suicide after Romanian coup
  • 1944-09-16 Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1870)
  • 1944-09-17 Friedrich Kussin, German Major-General and commander in Arnhem during Operation Market Garden, dies in battle at 49
  • 1944-10-02 Rudolf Schmundt, German gen/Hitlers army adjunct, dies from injuries

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1944-10-14 Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (WWII - African campaign), commits suicide at 52

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 1944-10-21 Alois Kayser, German missionary to Nauru (b. 1877)
  • 1944-11-08 Walter Nowotny, German combat/jet fighter pilot, dies
  • 1944-11-30 Max Halbe, German playwright (Jugend), dies at 79
  • 1944-12-13 Vassily Kandinsky, Russian-born German, French abstract painter, dies at 78
  • 1944-12-19 Rudolph Karstadt, German entrepreneur (b. 1856)
  • 1945-01-22 Alfred Wolfenstein, German writer, dies at 61
  • 1945-01-22 Else Lasker-Schuler, German-born poet (b. 1869)
  • 1945-01-23 Helmuth J Moltke, German politician ("July 20th Plot"), executed at 37
  • 1945-01-30 Gottlieb J Haberlandt, Hungarian/German botanist, dies at 90
  • 1945-02-02 Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, German Leipzig mayor and Nazi regime opponent (20th July plot), hanged at 60
  • 1945-02-03 Roland Freisler, German Nazi judge (July 20th plotter case), dies
  • 1945-03-07 Adolf Bartels, German writer/racist, dies at 82
  • 1945-03-16 Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (b. 1874)
  • 1945-03-19 Fritz Fromm, German supreme commander of Reserve army, executed
  • 1945-03-21 Artur Nebe, German SS officer {b. 1894)
  • 1945-03-29 Karl T Sapper, German geographer/geologist (Vulkankunde), dies at 79

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1945-03-31 Hans Fischer, German physicist (Nobel 1930), dies at 63

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Hans Fischer
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Hans Fischer
  • 1945-03-31 Maurice Rose, 1st US general in Nazi Germany, killed in action at 45
  • 1945-04-09 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist/antifascist, hanged
  • 1945-04-09 Hans Oster, German major-general/spy, "July 20th plot", hanged
  • 1945-04-09 Wilhelm Canaris, Admiral/headed Germany Abwehr, hanged
  • 1945-04-13 Ernst Cassirer, German philosopher (b. 1874)
  • 1945-04-17 Walter Model, German fieldmarshal, commits suicide at 54
  • 1945-04-22 Kathe Kollwitz, German graphic artist, dies at 77