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Dr. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus

 
 
Dr. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 23, 2007
1. Dr. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus Marker
Inscription.
July 10, 1916 Hamburg, Germany
November 20, 2004 Baltimore, MD
Physician, Humanist, Author

Working as an interpreter with Scandinavian political prisoners held by the Third Reich during World War II, she bravely afforded many medical aid and spiritual support and was instrumental in the saving of more than 1,200 from execution as the war drew to a close.

In 1952, Dr. Zassenhaus immigrated to Baltimore and established a medical practice. She wrote of her experiences in Germany in the award winning book Walls (Ein Baum blüht im November) published in 1974.

Dr. Zassenhaus was nominated by the Norwegian government for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974.
Die Liebe gibt nicht auf
1 Corinthians 13:7

 
Location. 39° 17.492′ N, 76° 36.574′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Holliday Street and East Lexington Street. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of Zion Lutheran Church. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boundary Lines of Baltimore Town (a few steps from this marker); Baltimore City Fire Department
Dr. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 27, 2015
2. Dr. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Zion Lutheran Church (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles H. Dorsey, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Peale's Baltimore Museum - 1814 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peale Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Peale's Baltimore Museum (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus, M.D. (1916 - 2004). Women's Hall of Fame. (Submitted on October 4, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus, M.D. (1916-2004). Archives of Maryland (Biographical Series) (Submitted on October 4, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public WorkHeroesNotable PersonsScience & MedicineWar, World II
 
Grave of Dr. Zassenhaus image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 23, 2007
3. Grave of Dr. Zassenhaus
Dr. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 27, 2015
4. Dr. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus
Close-up of image on marker
 
 
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