Rabe, John

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Rabe, John Gender: M
John Heinrich Detlef Rabe
born on 23 November 1882 at 06:30 (= 06:30 AM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone LMT m9e59 (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 00°53' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 06°15 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 17°31'

John Rabe
photo: DrSivle, license cc-by-sa-3.0


German businessman and Nazi Party member best known for his efforts to stop the atrocities of the Japanese army during the Nanking occupation and his work to protect and help the Chinese civilians during the massacre. The Nanking Safety Zone, which he helped to establish, sheltered approximately 200,000 Chinese people from slaughter during the massacre. He officially represented Germany and acted as senior chief of the European–U.S. establishment that remained in Nanking, the Chinese capital at the time, when the city fell to the Japanese troops.

On 5 January 1950, Rabe died of a stroke. In 2005, Rabe's former residence in Nanking (as it then was called) was renovated and now accommodates the "John Rabe and International Safety Zone Memorial Hall", which opened in 2006. His war-time diaries were published in English as The Good German of Nanking (UK title) or The Good Man of Nanking (US title) (original German title: Der gute Deutsche von Nanking).

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by Tukur, Ulrich (born 29 July 1957). Notes: 2009 film "John Rabe"

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand, copy on file from Sy Scholfield.


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Business : Middle Management
  • Vocation : Politics : Nazi party