Kühn, Bruno

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Name
Kühn, Bruno Gender: M
Bruno Albert Kühn
born on 17 December 1901 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Berlin-Rixdorf, Germany, 52n30, 13e24
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 24°53' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 08°05 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 21°34'



Bruno Kühn (Memorial stone in Bad Belzig)
photo: Chronistpm02, license cc-by-sa-3.0

Biography

German communist and resistance fighter against National Socialism (Nazism), also noted as the older brother of East German 'First Lady' Lotte Ulbricht. He is the subject of the 1970 biography, Er war Pionierleiter: Leben und Kampf des Berliner Arbeiterjungen Bruno Kühn (Pioneer leader: The life and struggle of the Berlin worker boy Bruno Kühn) written by Dietrich Nummert.

From 1918 he was a member of the German Communist Party (KPD). During the Weimar Republic, he worked as an official of the Communist Youth Association of Germany (KJVD) in 1920 in the field of youth work. During the Spanish Civil War he was a member of the International Brigades.

During World War II he went to the Soviet Union to fight as a partisan in the Wehrmacht's hinterland. There are different statements about the time and circumstances of Bruno Kühn's death. In the history of the GDR it was common to say that he died in Belarus in August 1941. Later, however, there were indications that he was arrested as a "parachute agent" by the Gestapo in Amsterdam in August 1943 and shot in Brussels in 1944.

In the GDR, several schools, a department of the border troops of the GDR, two torpedo speedboats of the People's Navy and a barracks as well as a regiment of the National People's Army (NVA) bear his name.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)

Relationships

Events

  • Death by Execution 1944

Source Notes

Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Archives.

Categories

  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim (Executed)
  • Vocation : Law : Spy/ Counter agent (Resistance fighter)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Communist)