Frankfurt am Main in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Geboren am 24.4.1889 in Frankfurt am Main
Hingerichtet am 9.6.1944 in Berlin-Plötzensee
Bürgerinnen und Bürgern
8. Mai 1992
Stadt Frankfurt am Main
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
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 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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