“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Frankfurt am Main in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany

Johanna Kirchner

Johanna Kirchner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2016
1. Johanna Kirchner Marker

Johanna Kirchner
Geboren am 24.4.1889 in Frankfurt am Main
Hingerichtet am 9.6.1944 in Berlin-Plötzensee
Den Frankfurter
Bürgerinnen und Bürgern
Die der
Des Nationalsozialismus

8. Mai 1992

Stadt Frankfurt am Main

[English Translation:]

Johanna Kirchner
Born on April 24, 1899 in Frankfurt am Main
Executed on June 6, 1944 in Berlin-Ploetzensee
To the citizens of Frankfurt
that opposed the Nazi barbarism
through resistance!

May 8, 1992

The City of Frankfurt am Main

Erected 1992 by Stadt Frankfurt am Main.
Location. 50° 6.679′ N, 8° 40.826′ E. Marker is in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, in Frankfurt. Marker is at the intersection of Berlinerstrasse and Paulusplatz, on the right when traveling east on Berlinerstrasse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Paulusplatz 11, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 90311, Germany.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joachim von Sandrart (1606 - 1688) (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Frankfurt Romani Memorial (about
Johanna Kirchner Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2016
2. Johanna Kirchner Marker - Wide View
The marker is mounted on the Berlinerstrasse side of the Pauluskirche (St. Paul's Church), next to the Mahnmal für die Opfer des Nationalsozialistischen Terrors (Memorial for the Victims of Nazi Terror).
180 meters away); Hauptwache / Main Guardhouse (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Friedrich Stoltze Geburtshaus / Birthplace (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Hotel Schwan (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Staufermauer (approx. half a kilometer away); Horst Lippmann (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Johann Wolfgang Textor (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfurt am Main.
Also see . . .  Johanna Kirchner (Wikipedia). Johanna "Hanna" Kirchner...was a German opponent of the Nazi régime....In 1933, Adolf Hitler came to power, and the dedicated anti-fascist had to go underground, as her help in freeing an anti-Nazi from the Gestapo became known, leading to the danger of her possible arrest. She fled, without her family, to Saarbrücken, which was then still under League of Nations administration....When the Second World War broke out in 1939, Kirchner fled to Forbach, Metz (both in Alsace-Lorraine, France), and then finally Paris....In 1942, Kirchner was arrested by the Vichy Régime and handed over to the Gestapo. She was sentenced to ten years' hard labour for treason, the first year of which she spent in a prison in Cottbus....Kirchner's case was brought back before the Volksgerichtshof in 1944. This time, Roland Freisler, the Chief Justice at the Volksgerichtshof, sentenced her to death, and she was beheaded at Plötzensee Prison in Berlin. The judgment accused Kirchner of having "treasonably rooted herself in the evilest Marxist high-treason propaganda"....."Keep Goethe's words in mind," wrote Kirchner in a letter to her children on the day of her death, "'Die and become'. Don't cry for me. I believe in a better future for you." (Submitted on December 9, 2016.) 
Categories. War, World II
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