Schröder, Karl

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Schröder, Karl Gender: M
Carl Bernhard Fritz Schröder
born on 13 November 1884 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Polzin, Germany, 53n46, 16e06
Timezone LMT m16e06 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 21°08' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 28°43 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 05°12'

Karl Schröder (Berlin memorial plaque)
photo: OTFW, Berlin, license gfdl


German communist politician and writer, who served as editor of Rote Fahn (Red Flag), the central magazine of the Communist Party (KPD), from 1918 to 1919. He later became a novelist, editor and publisher active in the social democratic workers' education service.

Karl Schröder was head of Circle Books, a Berlin book club, from 1928 to 1932. In 1928, together with Alexander Schwab, he began to organise the Council Communist Rote Kämpfer (Red Fighters). After the Nazi seizure of power, Schröder worked as a bookseller in Berlin. The Gestapo penetrated the Rote Kämpfer in 1936, and arrested him. The following year he was sentenced to four years in prison and then detained in several concentration camps.

In 1945 he was close to death, but he recovered again. He worked for the reconstruction of the Berlin school system and adult education. Karl Schröder died on 6 April 1950 in Berlin, aged 65.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Provincial Archives.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD in art history)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Concentration camp
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Left-wing)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor