German History (Part 12)

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 1,914

  • 1941-06-20 German U-203 fails on torpedo attack on US battleship Texas
  • 1941-06-22 Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union during WWII
  • 1941-06-22 Germany, Italy and Romania declare war on the Soviet Union
  • 1941-06-23 Germany occupies Telz, Lithuana
  • 1941-06-24 Germans advanced into Russia & took Vilna, Brest-Litovsk & Kaunas
  • 1941-06-25 Germans invade Dubno Poland, giving permission to Ukrainians to do whatever they want to 12,000 Jews living there
  • 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
  • 1941-09-12 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-09-17 Famous meeting between Danish physicist Niels Bohr and German head of nuclear energy project Werner Heisenberg in Copenhagen to discuss nuclear weapons (date approximate)

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr
  • 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
  • 1941-10-31 Prior to US joining WWII, German submarine U-552 torpedoes US destroyer Reuben James near Iceland
  • 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
  • 1942-03-26 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 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 2,886

  • 1869-06-27 Hans Spemann, German embryologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1941)
  • 1869-10-03 Alfred Flatow, German Olympic champion gymnast (d. 1942)
  • 1869-11-13 Helene Stöcker, German feminist, pacifist and publicist, born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1869-12-02 Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Theory of the Dialects)
  • 1869-12-19 Eduard Hermann, Coburg Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, German linguist (Homer)
  • 1870-01-02 Ernst Barlach, German writer and artist, born in Wedel (d. 1938)
  • 1870-01-06 Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1870-01-16 Wilhelm Normann, German chemist (hardening of oils)
  • 1870-02-10 Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor/painter
  • 1870-04-07 Gustav Landauer, German socialist
  • 1870-06-21 Clara Immerwahr, German chemist (d. 1915)
  • 1870-09-04 Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Das Nibelungenlied)
  • 1871-01-12 Paul Guthnick, German astronomer
  • 1871-01-22 Leon Jessel, German composer (The Parade of the Tin Soldiers), born in Stettin (d. 1942)
  • 1871-02-04 Friedrich Ebert, German politician, 1st Reichspräsident of the Weimar Republic (d. 1925)
  • 1871-03-27 Heinrich Mann, German novelist and essayist (Professor Unrat); brother of Thomas, born in Lübeck (d. 1950)
  • 1871-04-21 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, born in Aachen, Rhenish Prussia (d. 1958)
  • 1871-04-29 Louis William Stern, German/US philosopher (Intelligence of Children)
  • 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, German 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 (d. 1938)
  • 1873-07-06 Paul Keller, German writer (Ferien vom Ich)
  • 1873-10-09 Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (Schwarzschild effect), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1916)
  • 1873-11-09 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist, born in Wrocław, Poland (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, German 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, German philosopher and educator (Essay on Man), born in Silesia, Prussia (d. 1945)
  • 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), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1928)
  • 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 and director (The Golem, The Student of Prague), born in Arnoldsdorf, West Prussia, Germany (d. 1948)
  • 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, German 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, German 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, German-American actor (King Kong, Son of Kong), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1965)
  • 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, born in Landsberg am Lech, Germany (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, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1968)
  • 1878-01-16 Robert Garbe, German poet (Gorniek)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 1,994

  • 1940-06-22 Walter Hasenvlever, German writer commits suicide at 49
  • 1940-06-29 Paul Klee, Swiss/German painter/tutor (Modern Art), dies at 60
  • 1940-08-24 Paul G. Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80
  • 1940-09-27 Walter Benjamin, German/French literature critic/writer, dies at 48
  • 1940-11-30 Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer, dies at 78
  • 1941-01-06 Franz Hessel, German writer, dies at 60
  • 1941-01-10 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian, murdered at 67
  • 1941-01-11 Emanuel Lasker, German chess player (b. 1868)
  • 1941-02-24 Oskar Loerke, German director (Longest Day-1926), dies at 56
  • 1941-03-05 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel 1927), dies at 82
  • 1941-03-07 Arnold Schering, German musicologist, dies at 63
  • 1941-03-07 Gunther Prien, German commandant (U-47), dies in battle
  • 1941-03-17 Joachim Schepke, German commandant (U-100), dies in battle
  • 1941-03-21 Robert Liefmann, German economist (Kartelle und Trusts), dies at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1941-06-04 Wilhelm II von Hohenzollern, German Emperor (1888-1918), dies of a pulmonary embolus at 82

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1941-06-15 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist, dies at 67
  • 1941-07-17 Emil Barth, German revolutionary (Social Democratic Party), dies at 62
  • 1941-08-14 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
  • 1941-09-09 Gustav Ehrismann, German author and expert on the German language, dies at 85
  • 1941-09-29 Friedrich Angel, German mathematician (group theory), dies at 79
  • 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, dies at 57
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1942-06-04 Reinhard Heydrich, German Nazi leader (head of Bohemia and Moravia and the Reich Main Security Office), dies a week after an assassination attempt at 38

Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich
Nazi leader
Reinhard Heydrich
  • 1942-06-25 Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian, dies at 67
  • 1942-08-09 Edith Stein, German philosopher and Discalced Carmelite nun (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), dies at 50
  • 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 Winterfeld], German composer, dies at 63
  • 1942-12-22 Franz Boas, German-American anthropologist and linguist (Mind of Primitive Man), dies 84
  • 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 actor (Casablanca, Cabinet of Dr Calgary), dies from a heart attack 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
  • 1943-11-09 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 (WWI), 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