Westermann, Hans

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Westermann, Hans Gender: M
Hans Heinrich Emil Theodor Westermann
born on 17 July 1890 at 21:15 (= 9:15 PM )
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_cancol.18.gif 25°08' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 04°06 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 21°58'

Hans Westermann ("Stolperstein")
photo: Hinnerk11, license cc-by-sa-4.0


German Communist, politician and fighter in the German Resistance against the Third Reich. He died in Nazi custody days after being arrested by the Gestapo.

Westermann joined the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) in 1910, where he was a member of the left wing and volunteered in several capacities. In 1919, he joined the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) and in 1921, became the full-time party secretary in Hamburg.

Around 1927 he was elected to the Hamburg Parliament. Within the KPD, Westermann was considered to be a trade union expert. Westermann was expelled from the party in 1930, then resigned his parliamentary seat and, with his common-law wife, Käthe Latzke, founded in Hamburg his own independent and unnamed Conciliator group, sometimes referred to the "Westermann Group".

After the Nazis seized power in 1933, Westermann's group began working underground, focusing on dock and shipyard workers and employees. Westermann was arrested and kept in detention between June 1933 and August 1934.

Westermann, Latzke and numerous others were arrested late on 5 March 1935 or early on 6 March. A few days later, on the 16th, Westermann was killed at KoLaFu in Hamburg.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spousal equivalent relationship with Latzke, Käthe (born 8 May 1899). Notes: Life partners, circa 1916-1945


  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 1916 (Met life partner, Käthe Latzke)
  • Death by Homicide 16 March 1935 (Killed by Nazis, age 44)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hamburg Archives.


  • Family : Relationship : Cohabitation more than 3 yrs (Käthe Latzke, circa 1916-1945)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim (Killed by Nazis)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Torture victim (Abused by Nazis)
  • Vocation : Business : Clerical/ Secretarial
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (Left-wing)
  • Vocation : Politics : Labor unions
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (KPD)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office