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Wilm Adalbert Hosenfeld
Birth: May 2, 1895
Death: Aug. 13, 1952

German World War II Officer. He was born in Mackenzell, Germany, the son of a Catholic teacher. Hosenfeld entered the German Army at the start of World War I and returned home badly injured in 1917. He married in 1920. At the beginning of World War II his batallion went to Poland. After witnessing how the Nazis were treating Jews, Hosenfeld, a deeply religious man, decided to help them. One of those he saved was pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman, a deed later depicted in the Oscar-winning film "The Pianist". In 1945 Hosenfeld was captured by the Russian Army and sentenced to 25 years in a labor camp. He died in captivity near Stalingrad. (bio by: Jennifer Long) 
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Body not recovered
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jennifer Long
Record added: Nov 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12536116
Wilm Adalbert Hosenfeld
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Wilm Adalbert Hosenfeld
Added by: Jennifer Long
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- sjm
 Added: Aug. 13, 2016
God bless you.
- Marisa Klissas
 Added: Jul. 26, 2016
God bless you
- Marisa Klissas
 Added: Jul. 26, 2016
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