Halle, Felix

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Halle, Felix Gender: M
Felix Leo Halle
born on 1 May 1884 at 02:45 (= 02:45 AM )
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_taucol.18.gif 11°04' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 26°11 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 07°13'


German-Jewish lawyer active during the period of the Weimar Republic, who was committed to the decriminalization of homosexuality and abortion and the reform of marriage and family law. He worked closely with Magnus Hirschfeld's Institute for Sexology and the World League for Sexual Reform.

In 1913 he founded the Neue Deutsche Verlag, a publishing company which he sold in 1924 to Willi Münzenberg. During the First World War, Halle published ideas for a peace order, in which he saw, in addition to the League of Nations, the overcoming of nationalism by a "European Economic Community".

Halle taught criminal law at the Marxist Workers' School (MASCH) and in 1929 co-founded the International Law Association. He was arrested on the night of the Reichstag fire and released a month later. He emigrated to the Soviet Union, where he worked since 1934 at the Moscow Institute of Criminalistics. In 1935 he stayed temporarily in Switzerland.

Back in Moscow, Halle was arrested on 5 August 1937 in the course of the German Operation of the NKVD and charged with counterrevolutionary Trotskyist activity. He was sentenced to death on 1 November and shot dead on 5 November 1937.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Archives.


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor