Remak, Robert

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Remak, Robert Gender: M
Robert Erich Remak
born on 14 February 1888 at 17:15 (= 5:15 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_aqucol.18.gif 25°28' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 26°20 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 27°20'

Robert Remak (Stolperstein in Berlin-Lichterfelde)


German mathematician, chiefly remembered for his work in group theory (Remak decomposition). His other interests included algebraic number theory, mathematical economics and geometry of numbers. Robert Remak was the son of the neurologist Ernst Julius Remak and the grandson of the embryologist Robert Remak.

After the Nazis seized power in 1933 and the Civil Service Law was passed a few months later, Remak, who was of Jewish ancestry, lost his right to teach in September 1933. He was arrested on Kristallnacht, 9 November 1938, and was interned at Sachsenhausen concentration camp for several weeks. After an unsuccessful campaign by his wife to secure a permission for him to emigrate to the United States, he was released and permitted to leave for Amsterdam. In 1942, he was arrested by the German occupational authorities in the Netherlands and deported to Auschwitz, where he was murdered on 13 November 1942, aged 54.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Homicide 13 November 1942 (Auschwitz, age 54)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Concentration camp (Auschwitz)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Remak decomposition")