WW2 Victims

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

1. Józef Cornobis

Dwie Joasie

Józef Cornobis was born on June 28, 1880 in Kragola, Poland, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Dwie Joasie (1935). He died in September 1939 in Torun, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland.

(1939, Sept.) Shot by the Germans during the invasion of Poland.

2. Karl Hammes

Actor | Königswalzer

Karl Hammes was born on March 25, 1896 in Zell, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. He was an actor, known for Königswalzer (1935) and Spanisches Intermezzo (1929). He died on September 10, 1939 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

(1939, Sept. 10) Died from injuries he received when his fighter plane was shot down by the Germans.

3. Tadeusz Dolega-Mostowicz

Writer | Prokurator Alicja Horn

Tadeusz Dolega-Mostowicz was born on August 10, 1898 in Okunevo, Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire. He was a writer and actor, known for District Attorney (1933), Bialy Murzyn (1939) and Znachor (1937). He died on September 20, 1939 in Kuty, Stanislawowskie, Poland [now Kuty, Ukraine].

(1939, Sept. 20) Killed in a skirmish with the advancing Soviet Red Army.

4. Stefan Hnydzinski

Actor | Dziewczeta z Nowolipek

Stefan Hnydzinski was born on July 29, 1901 in Prömsel, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Girls of Nowolipki (1937), Romans panny Opolskiej (1928) and Pani minister tanczy (1937). He died on October 2, 1939 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

(1939, Oct. 2) Killed in an air raid. (Warsaw)

5. Marian Palewicz

Actor | Pan Tadeusz

Marian Palewicz was born on January 1, 1881 in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Pan Tadeusz (1928), Chlopi (1922) and Halka (1930). He died on September 26, 1939 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

(1939, Sept. 26) Died of war wound received during the German invasion of Poland.

(1939, Sept. 18) Committed suicide upon hearing the news of the Soviet invasion of Poland.

7. Nyrki Tapiovaara

Director | Herra Lahtinen lähtee lipettiin

Nyrki Tapiovaara was born on September 10, 1911 in Helsingin mlk., Finland as Veikko Nyyrikki Tapiovaara. He was a director and writer, known for Mr. Lahtinen Takes French Leave (1939), One Man's Fate (1940) and Kaksi Vihtoria (1939). He died on February 29, 1940 in Tohmajärvi, Finland.

(1940, Feb. 29) Vanished on patrol behind Russian lines during the Winter War.

8. Marian Rentgen

Actor | Kochanka Szamoty

Marian Rentgen was born on June 23, 1888 in Bochnia, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Kochanka Szamoty (1927), Sto metrów milosci (1932) and Pani minister tanczy (1937). He died in April 1940 in Kharkov, Ukrainian SSR, USSR.

(1940, April) Was a victim of the Katyn Massacre.

9. Werner Bohne

Cinematographer | Gold

Killed in the sinking of the heavy cruiser Bluecher during a military engagement in a fjord near Oslo.

(1940, April 9) Killed in the sinking of the heavy cruiser Bluecher during a military engagement in a fjord near Oslo.

10. Roger Capellani

Director | Lui... ou... elle

Roger Capellani was born on January 31, 1905 in Paris, France. He was a director and actor, known for Lui... ou... elle (1934), Quand te tues-tu? (1931) and With Assurance (1932). He died on May 30, 1940 in Zuydcoote, Nord, France.

(1940, May 30) Killed during the German invasion of France.

11. Charles Lamy

Actor | Les mystères de Paris

Charles Lamy was born on August 28, 1857 in Lyon, Rhône, France as Charles Désiré Castarède. He was an actor, known for Mysteries of Paris (1922), My Uncle Benjamin (1924) and Black and White (1931). He died on June 15, 1940 in Orléans, Loiret, France.

(1940, June 15) Killed during the German invasion of France.

(1940, June 15) Committed suicide when German troops captured Paris.

13. Maurice Jaubert

Soundtrack | Frances Ha

Maurice Jaubert was born on January 3, 1900 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. He is known for his work on Frances Ha (2012), L'Atalante (1934) and Port of Shadows (1938). He was married to Marthe Poidlouë. He died on June 19, 1940 in Azerailles, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France.

(1940, June 19) Killed as a result of enemy aircraft fire during the invasion of France.

14. Walter Hasenclever

Writer | Komm' zu mir zum Rendezvous

Walter Hasenclever was born on July 8, 1890 in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Walter Georg Alexander Hasenclever. He was a writer and actor, known for Rendezvous (1930), Anna Christie (1930) and Love Songs (1930). He was married to Edith Schäfer and Lilly Turell. He died on June 21, ...

(1940, June 22) Committed suicide during the German invasion of France.

15. Ernst Spitz

Writer | The World and the Flesh

Austrian journalist, author and political activist.

(1940, June 22) Perished in the Buchenwald concentration camp.

(1940, Aug. 12) Killed during the Battle of Britain while serving with the Luftwaffe.

17. William M.L. Fiske

Producer | White Heat

William M.L. "Billy" Fiske from Brooklyn, New York, was an American socialite who dabbled in banking and movie production, producing White Heat (1934). However, he was more famous for the two gold medals he won at consecutive Winter Olympics in 1928 and 1932, as the leader of the bobsled team. When...

(1940, Aug. 17) Flew Hurricane fighters in the Battle of Britain before being shot down. He was burned and died from shock.

18. Hal Walters

Actor | Yes, Madam

Hal Walters was born on January 29, 1892 in South Shields, Durham, England as Henry Paul Walters. He was an actor, known for Yes, Madam (1933), The Vulture (1937) and The Viper (1938). He died on September 7, 1940 in London, England.

(1940, Sept. 7) Killed during an air raid. (London)

19. Ruby Grierson

Director | Cargo for Ardrossan

Sister of fellow documentary directors Marion Taylor and John Grierson.

(1940, Sept. 18) Died on a boat, while filming, that was torpedoed by a German submarine.

20. Diana Karenne

Actress | Redenzione

Diana Karenne was born in 1888 in Kiev, Russian Empire. She was an actress and director, known for Redenzione (1919), Marie Antoinette - Das Leben einer Königin (1922) and Rasputins Liebesabenteuer (1928). She died on October 14, 1940 in Aachen, Germany.

(1940, Oct. 14) Injured in an Allied bombing of Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) in July. After 3 months in a coma, she died in October of the same year without having regained consciousness.

(1940, Nov. 5) Perished in the Buchenwald concentration camp.

22. Helmer Adler

Director | Herrat ovat herkkäuskoisia

Helmer Adler was born on May 6, 1908. He was a director and actor, known for Herrat ovat herkkäuskoisia (1939). He died on December 4, 1940.

(1940, Dec. 4) Committed suicide with gas to resist the Finnish military.

23. Martin Linge

Actor | Den nye lensmanden

Martin Linge was a Norwegian actor on the stage from 1918. He was not in the front rank as an actor but made some memorable performances in the plays of Ibsen, Garborg and Nordahl Grieg. Bit part player in some films before the war. As a captain in the army he joined the defense of Norway when the ...

(1941, Dec. 27) Joined the defense of Norway when the war came in the spring of 1940. Escaping to England, he educated young soldiers for commando-raids. During such a raid towards Måløy in the end of December 1941, he was killed in action.

24. 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...

(1941, Dec. 22) Perished in the Mauthausen concentration camp.

(1941, Dec.) Presumably died during the Siege of Leningrad.

26. Joachim Gottschalk

Actor | Die schwedische Nachtigall

Joachim Gottschalk was born on April 10, 1904 in Calau, Brandenburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Die schwedische Nachtigall (1941), Eine Frau wie Du (1939) and You and I (1938). He was married to Meta Wolff. He died on November 6, 1941 in Berlin, Germany.

(1941, Nov. 6) Naively insisted that his Jewish wife accompany him to a film industry Artist's Association in 1941 Germany. At the dinner Nazi Propaganda head Joseph Goebbels was charmed by Mrs. Gottschalk until he was informed that she was Jewish. Goebbels personally told Joachim he had to divorce her - so she could be sent away and he could continue his successful acting career. Unable to leave the country and unwilling to abandon his family to certain death in a concentration camp, Joachim, his wife, and their eight year old son Michael sealed themselves in the family home and gassed themselves to death.

27. Hans Joachim Schaufuß

Actor | Emil und die Detektive

Hans Joachim Schaufuß was born on December 28, 1918 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Emil und die Detektive (1931), Annette in Paradise (1934) and Traumulus (1936). He died on October 27, 1941 in Oryol, USSR.

(1941, Oct. 27) Killed in combat during Operation Barbarossa.

28. Kaarlo Oksanen

Actor | Laulu tulipunaisesta kukasta

Kaarlo Oksanen was born on January 11, 1909 in Helsinki, Finland. He was an actor and art director, known for The Song of the Scarlet Flower (1938), In the Fields of Dreams (1940) and Kiusaus (1938). He was married to Rakel Linnanheimo and Hellin Aino Präktig. He died on October 14, 1941.

(1941, Oct. 14) Was wounded during the Continuation War in Eastern Karelia and died from wounds in a field hospital.

29. Aribert Mog

Actor | Der Etappenhase

Aribert Mog was born on August 3, 1904 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Der Etappenhase (1937), Fährmann Maria (1936) and Der Sprung ins Nichts (1932). He died on October 2, 1941.

(1941, Oct. 2) Killed in action during Operation Barbarossa.

(1941, Sept.) Possibly killed during the Battle of Kiev.

(1941, July 17) Executed by the Germans.

32. Walter Ruttmann

Cinematographer | Metropolis

Walter Ruttmann was born on December 28, 1887 in Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany as Friedrich Wilhelm Walter Ruttmann. He was a director and writer, known for Metropolis (1927), Mannesmann - Ein Film der Mannesmannröhren-Werke (1937) and Acciaio (1933). He was married to Christine Margarete Helene ...

(1941, July 15) Was severely injured while filming a documentary about the fighting on the Russian front. Transported back to Berlin, he died in a hospital during an operation.

(1941, July 7) Was beaten to death by Ukrainian collaborators during the extermination of Tarnopol's Jewish population.

34. Tadeusz Boy-Zelenski

Writer | Teatr telewizji

Tadeusz Boy-Zelenski was born on December 21, 1874 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire as Tadeusz Kamil Marcjan Zelenski. He was a writer, known for Teatr telewizji (1953) and W strone (2014). He was married to Zofia Parenska. He died on July 4, 1941 in Lwów, Lwowskie, Poland [now Lviv, Ukraine].

(1941, July 4) Executed by the Germans.

35. Otto Kanturek

Director | The Student's Romance

In 1916 he was conscripted and was seconded to the special photographic services. During the First World War he also made his debut as Chief Cameraman.

(1941, June 26) Killed with Jack Parry when a Hurricane fighter collided with rheir Avro Anson camera plane over Norfolk after filming for "A Yank in the RAF" (1941).

36. Jack Parry

The Lady Vanishes

He was killed with Otto Kanturek when a Hurricane fighter collided with their Avro Anson camera plane over Norfolk after filming for "A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941).

(1941, June 26) Killed with Otto Kanturek when a Hurricane fighter collided with rheir Avro Anson camera plane over Norfolk after filming for "A Yank in the RAF" (1941).

37. Jacques Terrane

Actor | La loi du nord

Jacques Terrane was born on August 23, 1915 in Paris, France as Jacques Tartière. He was an actor, known for Law of the north (1939). He was married to Drue Leyton. He died on June 20, 1941 in Damascus, French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon [now Syria].

(1941, June 20) Killed while serving with the Free French in Syria.

38. Oskar Joost Orchester

Soundtrack | Suite Française

Oskar Joost Orchester was born on June 9, 1898 in Wissembourg, Alsace, France. He was an actor, known for Suite Française (2014), Der Herr Finanzdirektor (1931) and No Day Without You (1933). He died on May 29, 1941 in Berlin, Germany.

(1941, May 29) Severely wounded on the Eastern Front. Died in a hospital in Berlin from the flu.

(1941, May 27) Killed while serving in the North Atlantic.

40. S.J. Warmington

Actor | Escape!

S.J. Warmington was born on December 16, 1884 in Hoxton, London, England as Samuel James Warmington. He was an actor, known for Escape! (1930), Sabotage (1936) and Wisp o' the Woods (1919). He was married to Olga Slade. He died on May 11, 1941 in Kensington, London.

(1941, May 10) Killed during an air raid. (London)

41. Alfred Atkins

Actor | My Lucky Star

Alfred Atkins was born on July 12, 1898 in Streatham, London, England. He was an actor, known for My Lucky Star (1933). He died on May 10, 1941 in Streatham.

(1941, May 10) Killed during an air raid. (London)

42. Mary Lawson

Actress | Can You Hear Me, Mother?

Mary Lawson was born on August 30, 1910 in Darlington, Durham, England as Mary Elizabeth Lawson. She was an actress, known for Can You Hear Me, Mother? (1935), Toilers of the Sea (1936) and D'Ye Ken John Peel? (1935). She was married to L.C. Beaumont. She died on May 4, 1941 in Liverpool, England.

(1941, May 4) Killed during an air raid. (Liverpool)

43. Al Bowlly

Soundtrack | Ready Player One

Al Bowlly was born on January 7, 1899 in Delagoa Bay, Portuguese East Africa as Albert Alick Bowlly. He was married to Margaret Fairless and Freda Roberts. He died on April 17, 1941 in London, England.

(1941, April 17) Killed in an air raid. (London)

44. Ken Johnson

Actor | Traitor Spy

Ken Johnson was born on September 10, 1914 in Georgetown, British Guiana. He was an actor, known for The Torso Murder Mystery (1939). He died on March 8, 1941 in London, England.

(1941, Mar. 8) Killed during an air raid. (London)

45. Igo Sym

Actor | Erzherzog Johann

Igo Sym was born in Innsbruck, Austria in 1896. Before working as an actor he served from 1918-1921 in the Polish army. After working in silent films he was engaged by the theater in Warsaw, where he often appeared with his "Singing Saw".

When in 1939 the Germans ran over Poland, Sym started to ...

(1941, Mar. 7) When the Polish underground-government found out about Sym's contacts with the Gestapo, he was executed in his apartment.

46. 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 ...

(1941, Jan. 14) Perished in the Dachau concentration camp.

47. Mikhail Gipsi

Actor | Schaste

Mikhail Gipsi was born in 1891 in Tatishchevo, Russian Empire as Mikhail Mikhaylovich Kuznetsov. He was an actor, known for Happiness (1935), Devushka s dalyokoy reki (1928) and Zolotoy klyuv (1929). He died on January 5, 1942 in Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR [now St. Petersburg, Russia].

(1942, Jan. 5) Died of starvation during the Siege of Leningrad.

(1942, Jan. 6) Died of starvation during the Siege of Leningrad.

49. Franz Wenzler

Director | Hundert Tage

Franz Wenzler went to Rome where he died at the age of 49. The circumstances which led to his death are not known.

(1942, Jan. 9) Died under mysterious circumstances in Rome, Italy.

50. Walter Spies

Writer | Insel der Dämonen

Walter Spies was born in Moscow, Russia on 15 September 1895, of a large German-Russian family, which owned one of the largest wholesale corporations in Tsarist Russia before World War I, so he lived a privileged life during his childhood. After the outbreak of WWI, Tsarist government, suspicious ...

(1942, Jan. 18) Drowned in the Indian Ocean when his ship was hit, possibly by a mine.

51. Semyon Mejnkin

Art_director | Moy syn

(1942, Jan. 26) Died during the Siege of Leningrad.

52. Rolf Wenkhaus

Actor | Emil und die Detektive

Rolf Wenkhaus was born on September 9, 1917 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Emil und die Detektive (1931), S.A.-Mann Brand (1933) and Spoiling the Game (1932). He died on January 31, 1942 in Ireland.

(1942, Jan. 31) Shot down off the coast of Ireland while serving in the Luftwaffe.

(1942, Feb. 2) Died during the Siege of Leningrad.

54. Richard Korn

Actor | Karussell

Richard Korn was born on April 1, 1914 in Frankfurt an der Oder, Brandenburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Karussell (1937), Fahrendes Volk (1938) and Der Herr Papa (1936). He died on February 6, 1942 in Velizh, Smolensk Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR.

(1942, Feb. 6) Killed in action while serving on the Eastern Front.

55. Yevgeni Chervyakov

Director | Poet i tsar

Yevgeni Chervyakov was born on December 27, 1899 in Abdulino, Russian Empire as Yevgeni Veniaminovich Chervyakov. He was a director and actor, known for Poet i tsar (1927), Moy syn (1928) and Zolotoy klyuv (1929). He was married to Nadezhda Yermakovich. He died on February 17, 1942 in Mga, ...

(1942, Feb. 17) Killed in action while fighting against the Germans on the Eastern Front.

56. Alexei Dolinin

Actor | U samogo sinego morya

Alexei Dolinin was born on March 22, 1910 as Aleksey Georgievich Dolinin. He was an actor, known for By the Bluest of Seas (1936), Volga - Volga (1938) and Tractor Drivers (1939). He died in February 1942.

(1942, Feb.) Likely killed on the Eastern Front.

57. Svyatoslav Belyayev

Cinematographer | Moy syn

(1942, Feb. 22) Likely killed on the Eastern Front.

58. Boris Alekin

Actor | Golowin geht durch die Stadt

Slight, skinny, sweet-faced, with light blue eyes and wavy blond hair, young Boris Alekin fled the October Revolution and settled down in Germany. The young Russian who could speak four languages (Russian, German, English and French) soon became an actor in his host country, mainly in the theater (...

(1942, Mar. 17) Killed while fighting on the Eastern Front against the Germans.

59. John Mair

Writer | Tiger by the Tail

Died in a plane crash in April 1942 during training to be RAF pilot.

(1942, April) Died in a plane crash during training to be an RAF pilot.

60. M.M. Paggi

Sound_department | True to the Navy

Buried in Hollywood's Forest Lawn Cemetery with his wife Madeleine Klope Paggi, and with her parents M/M Robert Klope. He was killed in an airplane crash in 1942.

(1942, May 3) Drowned when his ship was sunk.

(1942, May 6) Killed while serving with the Yugoslav partisans.

62. Viktor Shepel

Actor | Granitsa na zamke

Viktor Shepel was born in 1911 as Viktor Petrovich Shepel. He was an actor, known for Granitsa na zamke (1938) and Gibel Orla (1941). He died on May 19, 1942 in village Novouspenovka, Veselovskiy raion, Zaporozhe Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Vesele Raion, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine].

(1942, May 19) Killed in action fighting against the Germans on the Eastern Front.

63. Vladislav Vancura

Writer | Láska a lidé

Killed by the Gestapo

(1942, June 1) Killed by the Gestapo.

64. Walter Leigh

Composer | His Lordship

Walter Leigh was an English composer who fought in the Second World War and was killed in action at Tobruk (Libya), aged 36. His output includes the overture 'Agincourt', the 'Concertino for Harpsichord (or Piano) and Strings', and 'The Frogs of Aristophanes', for chorus and orchestra. He was ...

(1942, June 12) Killed in action in Tobruk, North Africa while serving with the Royal Armoured Corps, 4th Queen's Own Hussars.

65. Carola Neher

Actress | Die 3 Groschen-Oper

An ardent supporter of the KPD, the German communist party, Neher left Germany shortly after the Nazi took over and emigrated to Prague, then to Moscow where she appeared on the stage as a cabaret artiste. In the spring of 1936, Anatol Becker, Neher's husband -also an ardent communist, was arrested...

(1942, June 26) An ardent supporter of the German Communist Party, she emigrated to Russia. During the war, the the prison camp she was interred in was captured by the Nazis, she and many others were executed by the Gestapo.

66. Robert Liebmann

Soundtrack | Zwartboek

Robert Lieibmann was German newspaper film and stage critic who became a successful screenwriter with such films as The Love Waltz (1930), Congress Dances (1931) and Blued Angel (1931). In the mid 1930s Liebmann was beckoned to Hollywood by actress Mady Christians to help jump start her flagging ...

(1942, July) Perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

67. Yevgeni Petrov

Writer | Vozdushnyy izvozchik

Yevgeni Petrov was born Evgeni Petrovich Kataev on November 30, 1902, in Odessa, Russian Empire (Now Odesa, Ukraine). His father, named Petr Kataev, was a teacher. Petrov graduated from Classical Gymnasium in 1920, and became a news correspondent for the Ukrainian Telegraph Agency. From 1921-1923 ...

(1942, July 2) Killed when his plane was shot down.

(1942, Aug.) Perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

69. Alina Halska

Actress | Tredowata

Alina Halska was born on January 15, 1902 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for Tredowata (1936), Granica (1938) and Zlota maska (1940). She died in August 1942 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

(1942, Aug.) Murdered by the Nazis in a prison.

70. Herbert Selpin

Director | Trenck, der Pandur

Herbert Selpin was born on May 29, 1902 in Berlin, Germany. He was a director and writer, known for Trenck, der Pandur (1940), Titanic (1943) and The Dream of the Rhine (1933). He was married to Anni Markart. He died on August 1, 1942 in Berlin.

(1942, Aug. 1) Died under mysterious circumstances, was quite possibly killed by the Gestapo.

(1942, Aug. 6) Perished in the Treblinka concentration camp.

72. Henryk Szaro

Director | Mocny czlowiek

He has studied in St. Petersburg at Vsevolod Meyerhold.

(1942, Aug. 8) Killed in the Warsaw Ghetto.

73. Irène Némirovsky

Writer | Suite Française

She was born in 1903 into a Ukrainian Jewish family, and emigrated to Paris as a young woman. She wrote nine books between 1929 and 1937, one of which was made into a movie ("David Golder", 1930). She became well-known in France, but did not become a French citizen. She converted to Catholicism in ...

(1942, Aug. 17) Perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

(1942, Aug. 18) Perished in the Wülzburg concentration camp.

75. Walter Serner

Writer | Die Tigerin

Walter Serner's life and especially his death have been shrouded in mystery. The last thing that was heard of him was a letter he wrote on October 13th, 1927. He disappeared and it is still unknown what happened or where and when he died. Serner's work was never really accepted by the literary ...

(1942, Aug. 20) He and his wife were interned in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, and three weeks later, they were moved in the direction of "the East", where they perished in Riga.

76. Hans Löhr

Actor | Emil und die Detektive

Hans Löhr was born on May 29, 1922 in Berlin, Germany as Hans Albrecht Löhr. He was an actor, known for Emil und die Detektive (1931) and Wie kommen die Löcher in den Käse? (1932). He died on August 23, 1942.

(1942, Aug. 23) Killed in action while serving on the Eastern Front.

77. 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.

(1942, Aug. 27) Was shot by an SS officer.

78. Claudette Mawby

Actress | The Baby Cyclone

Claudette Mawby was born on August 10, 1922 in Yorkshire, England as Claudette Gabriel Mawby. She was an actress, known for The Baby Cyclone (1928) and Dance of the Paper Dolls (1929). She died on August 29, 1942 in Sussex, England.

(1942, Aug. 29) Killed when her hotel was hit by a V-1 flying bomb. (Sussex)

79. Henry Gleditsch

Actor | Laila

Norwegian actor and stage manager,stage debut in 1923.With his boyish good looking,and with a very good singing voice,he got many parts as lover in both operettas and comedies. Among his later parts were Horatio,(Shakespeare) and as Marchbanks.(Shaw) From 1934 to 1935 he was manager at Søilen ...

(1942, Oct. 7) Due to his opposition of the Nazi-regime in Norway from the start, he was executed in the Falstad wood together with nine other citizens from Trondheim.

80. Ies Monnikendam

Pygmalion

Ies Monnikendam was born on June 10, 1885 in Netherlands. He was an actor, known for Pygmalion (1937). He died on October 8, 1942 in Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Oswiecim, Malopolskie, Poland.

(1942, Oct. 8) Perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

81. Fritz Junkermann

Actor | Alfreds Techtelmechtel

Fritz Junkermann was born on October 19, 1883 in Stuttgart, Germany. He was an actor, known for Alfreds Techtelmechtel (1919), Prinz Kuckuck - Die Höllenfahrt eines Wollüstlings (1919) and Catherine the Great (1920). He died on October 12, 1942.

(1942, Oct. 12) Arrested in 1940 due to his alleged homosexuality and was admitted to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. There, he was allegedly castrated "voluntarily". He was gassed in the Bernburg Euthanasia Centre.

82. 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.

(1942, Oct. 24) Perished in the Mauthausen concentration camp.

83. Josef Skrivan

Actor | Hej-rup!

Josef Skrivan was born on August 10, 1902 in Prague, Cechy, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Workers, Let's Go (1934), Your Money or Your Life (1932) and Jménem Jeho Velicenstva (1929). He died on November 4, 1942 in Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Poland.

(1942, Nov. 4) Perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

84. Bruno Schulz

Writer | Sanatorium pod Klepsydra

Schulz is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable writers in Polish literature of the first half of the 20h Century. He was born in Drohobycz, a small village near Lvov, where he would live until he was shot by the Nazis on the street on November 19th, 1942. By then, Schulz had published two books. ...

(1942, Nov. 19) Was shot by an SS officer.

85. Gulya Korolyova

Actress | Baby ryazanskie

Gulya Korolyova (Marionella Vladimirovna Korolyova) was born in Moscow, USSR on September 9, 1922. She started as an actress from 4 y.o. Her filmography includes: ...

(1942, Nov. 24) Was mortally wounded in the battle while serving in a medical battalion near Stalingrad.

86. Fritz Löhner-Beda

Soundtrack | The Debt

The circumstances surrounding Franz Lehár possibly attempting to intercede with the Nazis on Löhner-Beda's behalf are clouded. Supposedly after World War II Lehár denied any cognizance of Löhner-Beda's concentration-camp imprisonment, but one source states that Lehár may have tried personally to ...

(1942, Dec. 4) Perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

(1942, Dec. 11) After Adolf Eichmann refused a visa for the his second daughter, the three of them (he, his wife, and his daughter) committed suicide by turning on a gas valve.

88. 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.

(1942, Dec. 17) Perished in the Neuengamme concentration camp.

89. Richard Hillary

Writer | For Those in Peril

Richard Hillary was born on April 20, 1919 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Richard Hope Hillary. He was a writer, known for For Those in Peril (1944) and ITV Play of the Week (1955). He died on January 8, 1943 in Berwickshire, England.

(1943, Jan. 3) Killed along with his radio operator when their Bristol Blenheim crashed during a training exercise. He had suffered severe burns two years earlier during the Battle of Britain.

(1943, Jan. 13) Perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

91. Lina Salten

Actress | Cornelie Arendt

Lina Salten was born on February 1, 1890 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Lina Salomon. She was an actress and writer, known for Cornelie Arendt (1920), Die Glocken der Katharinenkirche (1918) and Zimmer Nummer sieben (1917). She died on January 15, 1943 in Auschwitz-Birkenau ...

(1943, Jan. 15) Perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

92. Aleksei Lyarsky

Actor | Detstvo Gorkogo

Was born in Moscow. Mother - Lyarskaya Akulina Lukjianovna. The wife - Vanda Frantsevna Gavrilova.

In 1938 he had been selected on a leading role in first two films under Maxim Gorky's trilogy. This role became his unique work on cinema. Upon termination of shootings the first set he had presented ...

(1943, Feb. 8) Killed in combat near Demyansk fighting the Germans.

93. Tadeusz Frenkiel

Actor | Iwonka

Tadeusz Frenkiel was born on April 10, 1896 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Iwonka (1925), Znachor (1937) and Czarna perla (1934). He was married to Aniela Tarnowicz. He died on February 12, 1943 in Stefanówka, Mazowieckie, Poland.

(1943, Feb. 12) Executed, along with 108 others, in the woods of Chojnowskie near Stefanów by the Germans.

94. 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...

(1943, Feb. 14) Perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

95. 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.

(1943, Feb. 16) Perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

96. Donald Haines

Actor | Bowery Blitzkrieg

Donald Haines was born on May 9, 1919 in Seward County, Nebraska, USA. He was an actor, known for Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941), That Gang of Mine (1940) and Flying Wild (1941). He died on February 20, 1943 in North Africa.

(1943, Feb. 20) Enlisted as an aviation cadet in the U.S. Army Air Corps on December 10 1941, two days after the U.S. entered WWII, and was later killed in action as a First Lieutenant in North Africa.

(1943, Feb. 20) Perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

98. Hans Scholl

Actor | Die Prinzessin Suwarin

Hans Scholl was born on September 22, 1918 in Ingersheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Princess Suwarin (1923). He died on February 22, 1943 in Stadelheim Prison, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

(1943, Feb. 22) He and his sister Sophie were executed because of anti-Nazi resistance.

(1943, Feb. 23) Perished in the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

100. Stephen Haggard

Actor | Whom the Gods Love

Stephen Haggard was born on March 21, 1911 in Guatemala City, Guatemala as Stephen Hubert Avenel Haggard. He was an actor, known for Mozart (1936), The Young Mr. Pitt (1942) and Old Bill and Son (1941). He was married to Morna Gillespie. He died on February 25, 1943 in Egypt.

(1943, Feb. 25) Committed suicide while serving as captain with the British Army's Intelligence Corps in Egypt.



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