Victims of WWIIby Bellamy8897 | created - 13 Sep 2015 | updated - 10 Jan 2019 | Public
People associated with the arts (film, theater, literature, etc.) who perished during WWII.
Listed in order by date of death.
1. 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.
(1939, Sept. 18) Committed suicide upon hearing the news of the Soviet invasion of Poland.
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 Army.
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.
Józef Cornobis was born on June 28, 1880 in Kragola, Poland, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Love Conquers Everything (1935). He died in September 1939 in Torun, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland.
(1939, Sept.) Shot by the Germans during the invasion of Poland.
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), Pani minister tanczy (1937) and Romans panny Opolskiej (1928). He died on October 2, 1939 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.
(1939, Oct. 2) Killed in an aerial bombing. (Warsaw)
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. 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.
Actor | Pani minister tanczy
Marian Rentgen was born on June 23, 1888 in Bochnia, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Pani minister tanczy (1937), Sto metrów milosci (1932) and O czym sie nie mówi... (1939). He died in April 1940 in Kharkov, Ukrainian SSR, USSR.
(1940, April) Was a victim of the Katyn Massacre.
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.
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 Le Jour Se Leve (1939). 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.
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.
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 aerial bombing. (London)
19. Ruby Grierson
Director | Cargo for Ardrossan
(1940, Sept. 18) Died on a boat, while filming, that was torpedoed by a German submarine.
20. Ella Daincourt
Actress | Shooting Stars
Ella Daincourt was born on December 1, 1876 in Brighton, Sussex, England as Ellen Lett Nuthall. She was an actress, known for Shooting Stars (1928), She Was Only a Village Maiden (1933) and Cyrano de Bergerac (1938). She died on September 24, 1940 in Kensington, London, England.
(1940, Sept. 24) Killed during an aerial bombing (London)
21. 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.
23. 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.
24. Pardoe Woodman
Actor | Nobody's Child
Pardoe Woodman was born on March 26, 1891 in Malvern, Worcestershire, England as Ernest Pardoe Woodman. He was an actor, known for Nobody's Child (1919), Queen's Evidence (1919) and The Tidal Wave (1920). He died on December 8, 1940 in Marylebone, London, England.
(1940, Dec. 8) Killed during an aerial bombing. (London)
25. Jerzy Roland
Writer | Glos pustyni
Jerzy Roland was born in 1900 in Poland as Jerzy Konopka. He was an actor and writer, known for Glos pustyni (1932), Zapomniana melodia (1938) and Bezimienni bohaterowie (1932). He died in 1940 in Muszyna, Malopolskie, Poland.
(1940, Unknown) When trying to reach the border, was arrested by the Germans. In prison in Muszyna, he committed suicide.
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. 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 aerial bombing. (London)
29. 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 during an aerial bombing. (London)
Actor | Kroz buru i oganj
Stamenko Djurdjevic was born in 1888 in Krnjevo, Serbia. He was an actor, known for Kroz buru i oganj (1929). He died in 1941 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia.
(1941, April) Killed during the German bombing of Belgrade.
31. 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 aerial bombing. (Liverpool)
32. L.C. Beaumont
Producer | Toilers of the Sea
Heir to the Seigneur of Sark, and a Royal Air Force officer. Killed with his wife during a German bombing raid on Liverpool in World War Two.
(1941, May 4) Killed during an aerial bombing. (Liverpool)
33. 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 aerial bombing. (London)
34. 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 aerial bombing. (London)
Cinematographer | Liebe und Leben, 2. Teil - Die Tochter des Senators
(1941, May 27) Killed while serving in the North Atlantic.
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.
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. Otto Kanturek
Director | The Student's Romance
In 1914 he went to Milan to work for Milano-Film, then in 1915 to work with Sascha-Film in Vienna and with Alexander Korda in Budapest.
(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).
39. Jack Parry
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).
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 Television Theater (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.
(1941, July 7) Was beaten to death by Ukrainian collaborators during the extermination of Tarnopol's Jewish population.
42. Pen Tennyson
Director | Convoy
Attended Oxford University. Left in 1932 to work with Michael Balcon first as camera assistant and later as assistant director at Gaumont-British. Subsequently with MGM's British section, then under Balcon at Ealing as full director. Joined the Royal Navy to make training films but was killed in a ...
(1941, July 10) Joined the Royal Navy to make training films but was killed in a plane crash.
43. 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.
Actor | Mr. Gilfil's Love Story
R. Henderson Bland was born on March 10, 1876 in Croydon, Surrey, England as Robert Henderson Bland. He was an actor, known for Mr. Gilfil's Love Story (1920), From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth (1912) and General Post (1920). He was married to Maud. He died on August 20, 1941 in ...
(1941, Aug. 20) Killed during an aerial bombing. (London)
(1941, Sept. 10) Killed during an aerial bombing (Berlin).
48. Aribert Mog
Actor | Der Etappenhase
(1941, Oct. 2) Killed in action during Operation Barbarossa.
49. 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.
Actor | Emil und die Detektive
Hans Joachim Schaufuß was born on December 28, 1918 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Emil and the Detectives (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.
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), You and I (1938) and Flucht ins Dunkel (1939). 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.
52. 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 Peer Gynt (1919). He died on November 18, 1941 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland.
(1941, Nov. 18) In autumn of 1941, he arrested and deported to the Lodz Ghetto, where he died debilitated.
53. 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.
54. 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.
(1941, Dec.) Presumably died during the Siege of Leningrad.
56. Elsa Krueger
Actress | Grenzfeuer
(1941, Unknown) Possibly a casualty of war.
57. Jerzy Sten
Cinematographer | Zapomniana melodia
Brother of the cinematographer Seweryn Steinwurzel.
(1941, Unknown) Possibly a casualty of war.
58. Leon Trystan
Director | Dusze w niewoli
Leon Trystan was born in 1901 in Ostrów Mazowiecka, Poland, Russian Empire as Chaim Lejb Wagman. He was a director and writer, known for Souls in Bondage (1930), Dwa dni w raju (1936) and Bunt krwi i zelaza (1927). He died in 1941 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine].
(1941, Unknown) Drowned during the evacuation of Odessa.
(1942, Jan. 4) On December 15, 1941 Jessel was arrested and delivered to the Gestapo in Berlin. He was tortured by the Gestapo in a basement of the Police Bureau at Alexanderplatz, and subsequently died on January 4, 1942 in the Berlin Jewish Hospital.
60. 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.
62. Franz Wenzler
Director | Hundert Tage
The director Franz Wenzler began his career at the theater where he worked as an actor, first in Regenburg and Braunschweig. Later he gained a foothold in Munich too. Finally he came to Berlin where he appeared among others at the Deutsches Theater. There he also realised several plays as a ...
(1942, Jan. 9) Died under mysterious circumstances in Rome, Italy.
63. 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.
65. 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 and the Detectives (1931), Spoiling the Game (1932) and S.A.-Mann Brand (1933). He died on January 31, 1942 in Ireland.
(1942, Jan. 31) Shot down off the coast of Ireland while serving in the Luftwaffe.
Director | Der Sträflingskavalier
Rudolf Meinhard-Jünger was born on December 20, 1880 in Prague as Rudolf Ohrenstein. He was an actor and director, known for Der Sträflingskavalier (1927), Heiratsbüro Süßlein (1920) and Ede & Co. (1920). He died in January 1942 in Riga, Latvia.
(1942, Jan.) Murdered in the Riga ghetto.
68. 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.
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.
(1942, Feb. 22) Likely killed on the Eastern Front.
71. 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.
72. 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.
73. 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.
74. M.M. Paggi
Sound_department | Thirteen Hours by Air
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.
76. 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.
(1942, June 1) Killed by the Gestapo.
78. 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.
79. 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.
80. 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.
81. Mabel Montgomery
Actress | Father and Son
Mabel Montgomery was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Father and Son (1916), Perils of Our Girl Reporters (1916) and Scorched Wings (1916). She was married to James Mooney. She died on July 20, 1942 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
(1942, July 20) Died from injuries she received during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
82. 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.
83. 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.
(1942, Aug. 8) Killed in the Warsaw Ghetto.
86. 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.
88. 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.
89. Manfred Voss
Actor | Dolly macht Karriere
Manfred Voss was born on September 1, 1900 in Germany. He was an actor, known for Dolly macht Karriere (1930), The Age of Seventeen (1929) and Der Fremdenlegionär (1928). He died on August 20, 1942 in Germany.
(1942, Aug. 20) Perished in the Buchenwald concentration camp.
90. 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 and the Detectives (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.
91. 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.
(1942, Aug. 27) Was shot by an SS officer.
92. 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)
93. 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.
(1942, Aug.) Perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
95. 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.
96. Ies Monnikendam
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.
97. 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.
98. 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.
99. 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), Powder and Petrol (1932) and Your Money or Your Life (1932). He died on November 4, 1942 in Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Poland.
(1942, Nov. 4) Perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
100. Bruno Schulz
Writer | Teatr telewizji
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.