Scholem, Werner

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Scholem, Werner Gender: M
born on 29 December 1895 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
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_capcol.18.gif 07°57' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 12°44 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 13°36'

Portrait of Werner Scholem 
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Werner Scholem (1924)
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German Jewish politician, a member of the German Reichstag from 1924 to 1928, and a leading member of the Communist Party of Germany.

Scholem worked as editor of the Volksblatt and the Communist Party newspaper Die Rote Fahne (The Red Flag).

Scholem worked in the Communist Party organisation, mostly for the Berlin branch. In 1924, he became the leader of the national organization, and consequently a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party. 

In late 1926 he joined the group of Left Communists in the Reichstag and, in April 1928, founded with others a "Lenin Bund". This association grew to become one of the leading splinter Communist organizations in Germany. 

Sympathizing with Trotskyist positions and the Left Opposition (LO), he frequently wrote articles for their newspaper Permanente Revolution.

As a Jew and a Communist, Scholem was arrested after the seizure of power by the Nazi Party in 1933, and he continued to be held in "preventative custody" until he was deported to Buchenwald in 1938. He was shot dead there on 17 July 1940 at age 44.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry (1896, no. 1) from Berlin archives.


  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Concentration camp (Buchenwald)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim (Executed)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Communist Party)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office
  • Vocation : Writers : Magazine/ newsletter ("Die Rote Fahne"/ "The Red Flag")
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor