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Fritz Theilen

Fritz Theilen

German Resistance member
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German Resistance member
Countries Germany
Occupations Politician Resistance fighter Trade unionist
Gender male
Birth 27 September 1927 (Cologne)
Death 18 April 2012 (Cologne)
Star sign Libra
The details
Biography

Fritz Theilen (27 September 1927 – 18 April 2012) was a German member of the anti-Nazi resistance group the Edelweißpiraten during World War II. Born to working-class parents, he joined the Deutsches Jungvolk division of the Hitler Youth in 1937, and was excluded for resisting orders in 1940. He started an apprenticeship at the local Ford Motor Company auto plant in 1941. In 1942 he joined the Edelweißpiraten. He was imprisoned at the Gestapo's Cologne headquarters—the El-De Haus—in 1943. After managing to escape from prison, he survived in the underground until 1945. Ford only re-employed him after the British occupation force exerted pressure on the company's management.

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http://isni.org/isni/0000000083566659
http://www.express.de/koeln/gehirnschlag-edelweisspirat-fritz-theilen-ist-tot,2856,14957284.html
https://books.google.com/books?id=fHYh1QxFnFwC&pg=PA195
https://d-nb.info/gnd/118830635
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2005047373
https://viaf.org/viaf/10642826
https://www.idref.fr/08426148X
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q101201
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/10642826
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