Assmann, Richard

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Assmann, Richard Gender: M
Richard Julius Carl Assmann
born on 16 December 1875 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 24°36' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°21 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 16°11'

Richard Assmann
photo: Reinhard Ferdinand (This cautiously sharpened version uploaded 2 June 2018 by Ch, license cc-by-sa-4.0


German Resistance member tortured and killed by the Nazis. Aßmann was a Works Council Chairman ("Betriebsratsvorsitzender") with the AOK (national Health Insurance provider) in Berlin. He also involved himself in politics and was a member of the centre-left Social Democratic Party ("Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands" / SPD).

On 20 June 1933 he was forcibly removed from a tram by Nazi paramilitaries and taken away. His body was found, badly degraded, in a sack in the Dahme (river) on 11 July 1933. His daughter, Hilde Aßmann, was required to identify the body, which she was able to do because she recognised his wrist-watch. Although the precise date of his death was never established, Richard Aßmann is generally seen as the first of an estimated 500 victims - at least 23 of whom were murdered while in detention and subsequently identified - of Köpenick's week of bloodshed ("die Köpenicker Blutwoche"), one of the first recorded mass-atrocities carried out by the Nazis after they took power in January 1933.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.


  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Assault/ Battery victim
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Torture victim (His body was mutilated)
  • Vocation : Law : Spy/ Counter agent (Resistant)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee