Philippson, Julius

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Philippson, Julius Gender: M
born on 8 April 1894 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Magdeburg, Germany, 52n07, 11e38
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 18°48' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 21°00 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 28°58'

Julius Philippson (1922 portrait)


German-Jewish teacher, socialist and resistance fighter against National Socialism (Nazism).

Julius Philippson, the son of philologist and high school teacher Robert Philippson (1858-1942), came from a Jewish scholarly family and was related to Ludwig Philippson, Alfred Philippson, Martin Philippson and the painter Hermann Hirsch. He studied to be a teacher in Göttingen.

During the First World War, he became a volunteer in 1914 and was finally captured at Vladivostok. He was able to flee after several years as a prisoner of war. Philippson resumed his studies in 1920 and graduated in 1923. He taught until 1928 at various Magdeburg schools and then in Berlin.

Between 1922 and 1925 he was a member of the SPD. After that he was a member of the International Socialist Combat League. This emerged from the International Youth League and defended a non-Marxist ethical socialism.

In 1933 he had to leave the school and in 1934 the civil service, due to growing anti-semitism. Phillipson participated actively in the resistance. He headed illegal training and was responsible until 1936 for the East district of the party.

Shortly before he was able to flee abroad, he was arrested in 1937. He withstood months of torture. In 1938 he was indicted in the so-called Philippson trial. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. He was detained in several detention centres before he was taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1943 and murdered there in 1943 or 1944.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


  • has other family relationship with Hirsch, Hermann (born 4 June 1861). Notes: Grandnephew


  • Death by War or Terrorism 1943 (Auschwitz, 1943 or 1944)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Magdeburg Archives.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Concentration camp (Auschwitz)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Torture victim
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Law : Spy/ Counter agent (Resistant)
  • Vocation : Military : POW/ MIA (POW)
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases ("Philippson trial")