Heinrich “Dora” Ratjen

Heinrich “Dora” Ratjen

Birth
Bremen, Germany
Death 22 Apr 2008 (aged 89)
Burial Unknown, Specifically: Somewhere in Bremen, Germany
Memorial ID 83866019 · View Source
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Track athlete of the 1936 Olympic Games. Born a male, Ratjen competed on the female German track team. He also set a world record for the high jump at the 1938 European Athletics Championships, but competed as a female at that event also. His true identity was discovered while riding on a train headed for Cologne. The movie "Berlin '36" is loosely based on his story.


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  • Created by: Heather from VA
  • Added: 22 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83866019
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Heinrich “Dora” Ratjen (20 Nov 1918–22 Apr 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83866019, ; Maintained by Heather from VA (contributor 39720311) Unknown, who reports a Somewhere in Bremen, Germany.