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Ernst Thälmann
Original name: Ernst Thaelmann
Birth: Apr. 16, 1886
Death: Aug. 18, 1944

Leader of the German Communist Party and Berlin anti-Nazi workers. A rival of Hitler for power in Berlin, ThŠlmann was arrested soon after the Nazi takeover in 1933, and sent to prison. He was finally executed on August 18, 1944 (some sources say August 28) in the concentration camp at Buchenwald, near Weimar. This memorial was placed on the outer wall of the crematorium building at Buchenwald by the East German government. 
 
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  Pink Koch Thaelmann (1890 - 1962)*
 
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Cause of death: execution by gunshot
 
Burial:
Buchenwald Concentration Camp Memorial
Buchenwald
Weimarer Stadtkreis
Thüringen, Germany
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: May 17, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 22376
Ernst Thälmann
Added by: Geoff Walden
 
Ernst Thälmann
Added by: Geoff Walden
 
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Feb. 1, 2014
I'm sorry you were taken from us so tragically during that horrible time, Ernst. Rest in Peace. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Sep. 21, 2013

-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 18, 2012
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