Karl Heinz Klausmann

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Karl Heinz Klausmann (Fulda)

Birthplace: Mannheim, Karlsruhe, BW, Germany
Death: April 14, 1945 (22) ((killed in action))
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Son of Ernst Hirsch and Margarethe Fulda

Managed by: Dr. Eva Herrmann-Dresel
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About Karl Heinz Klausmann

Karl Heinz Klausmann, born out of wedlock, was given in foster care to Kamill and Katharina Klausmann in Schriesheim when he was only three months old. Later his (Protestant) foster parents adopted him and had him baptized. This, however, did not protect him from being ostracized by the Nazis due to his Jewish background. On April 15, 1942 he fled to France to avoid being deported. There he joined the French Résistance group Maquis de Chauffailles and fighted against the Nazi occupation. In Lyon, he was arrested and tortured in prison - possibly by Klaus Barbie, the Gestapo chief and "Butcher of Lyon" himself. However, Karl Heinz Klausmann managed to escape from prison and took up his fight against the Nazis. Tragically, he was killed in action near the Italian border – only few days before the official end of war.

Details about his fate: Karl Heinz Klausmann (1922-1945): Von der Ausgrenzung zum Kampf in der Résistance. In: Joachim Maier: Die Opfer der nationalsozialistischen Judenverfolgung und "Euthanasie" aus Schriesheim. Ein Gedenkbuch. velag regionalkultur 2019, pp. 524-546



For updated details about his death see: https://www.mannheimer-morgen.de/orte/schriesheim_artikel,-schriesh...

Stolperstein: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Stolpersteine_in_Schrieshei...

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Karl Heinz Klausmann's Timeline

May 6, 1922
Mannheim, Karlsruhe, BW, Germany
April 14, 1945
Age 22