Saefkow, Anton

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Saefkow, Anton Gender: M
Anton Emil Hermann Saefkow
born on 22 July 1903 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 28°27' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 28°53 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 19°02'

Anton Saefkow (1964 stamp from the GDR)


German Communist and a resistance fighter against the National Socialist (Nazi) régime. From 1929-1932, he led the Revolutionary Trade Union Opposition (Revolutionäre Gewerkschafts-Opposition; RGO) in the KPD Ruhr district and became in 1932 political leader of the KPD's Wasserkante district in Hamburg.

In April 1944, the Social Democrat Adolf Reichwein made contact with Saefkow with a view to involve him with the KPD group in the 20 July Plot which sought to assassinate or otherwise overthrow Adolf Hitler. It eventually took the form of the well-known 20 July bomb attack on the Führer at the latter's HQ, the Wolf's Lair in East Prussia. It famously failed with dire consequences for the plotters.

In July 1944, Saefkow was arrested, sentenced to death by the "People's Court" Volksgerichtshof on 5 September and executed on 18 September by guillotine at Brandenburg-Görden Prison in Brandenburg an der Havel.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry (no. 989) from Berlin archives.


  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Concentration camp (Dachau)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim (Executed)
  • Vocation : Law : Spy/ Counter agent (Resistance fighter)
  • Vocation : Politics : Labor unions
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Communist)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office