Victims of WWII

by Bellamy8897 | created - 13 Sep 2015 | updated - 10 Jan 2019 | Public

People associated with the arts (film, theater, literature, etc.) who perished during WWII.

Listed in order by date of death.

1. Karl Hammes

Actor | Königswalzer

Karl Hammes was born on March 25, 1896 in Zell, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. He was an actor, known for Königswalzer (1935) and Spanisches Intermezzo (1929). He died on September 10, 1939 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

(1939, Sept. 10) Died from injuries he received when his fighter plane was shot down by the Germans.

(1939, Sept. 18) Committed suicide upon hearing the news of the Soviet invasion of Poland.

3. Tadeusz Dolega-Mostowicz

Writer | Prokurator Alicja Horn

Tadeusz Dolega-Mostowicz was born on August 10, 1898 in Okunevo, Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire. He was a writer and actor, known for District Attorney (1933), Bialy Murzyn (1939) and Znachor (1937). He died on September 20, 1939 in Kuty, Stanislawowskie, Poland [now Kuty, Ukraine].

(1939, Sept. 20) Killed in a skirmish with the advancing Soviet Army.

4. Marian Palewicz

Actor | Pan Tadeusz

Marian Palewicz was born on January 1, 1881 in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Pan Tadeusz (1928), Chlopi (1922) and Halka (1930). He died on September 26, 1939 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

(1939, Sept. 26) Died of war wound received during the German invasion of Poland.

5. Józef Cornobis

Józef Cornobis was born on June 28, 1880 in Kragola, Poland, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Love Conquers Everything (1935). He died in September 1939 in Torun, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland.

(1939, Sept.) Shot by the Germans during the invasion of Poland.

6. Stefan Hnydzinski

Actor | Dziewczeta z Nowolipek

Stefan Hnydzinski was born on July 29, 1901 in Prömsel, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Girls of Nowolipki (1937), Pani minister tanczy (1937) and Romans panny Opolskiej (1928). He died on October 2, 1939 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

(1939, Oct. 2) Killed in an aerial bombing. (Warsaw)

7. Nyrki Tapiovaara

Director | Herra Lahtinen lähtee lipettiin

Nyrki Tapiovaara was born on September 10, 1911 in Helsingin mlk., Finland as Veikko Nyyrikki Tapiovaara. He was a director and writer, known for Mr. Lahtinen Takes French Leave (1939), One Man's Fate (1940) and Kaksi Vihtoria (1939). He died on February 29, 1940 in Tohmajärvi, Finland.

(1940, Feb. 29) Vanished on patrol behind Russian lines during the Winter War.

8. Werner Bohne

Cinematographer | Gold

Killed in the sinking of the heavy cruiser Bluecher during a military engagement in a fjord near Oslo.

(1940, April 9) Killed in the sinking of the heavy cruiser Bluecher during a military engagement in a fjord near Oslo.

9. Marian Rentgen

Actor | Pani minister tanczy

Marian Rentgen was born on June 23, 1888 in Bochnia, Galicia, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Pani minister tanczy (1937), Sto metrów milosci (1932) and O czym sie nie mówi... (1939). He died in April 1940 in Kharkov, Ukrainian SSR, USSR.

(1940, April) Was a victim of the Katyn Massacre.

10. Roger Capellani

Director | Lui... ou... elle

Roger Capellani was born on January 31, 1905 in Paris, France. He was a director and actor, known for Lui... ou... elle (1934), Quand te tues-tu? (1931) and With Assurance (1932). He died on May 30, 1940 in Zuydcoote, Nord, France.

(1940, May 30) Killed during the German invasion of France.

11. Charles Lamy

Actor | Les mystères de Paris

Charles Lamy was born on August 28, 1857 in Lyon, Rhône, France as Charles Désiré Castarède. He was an actor, known for Mysteries of Paris (1922), My Uncle Benjamin (1924) and Black and White (1931). He died on June 15, 1940 in Orléans, Loiret, France.

(1940, June 15) Killed during the German invasion of France.

(1940, June 15) Committed suicide when German troops captured Paris.

13. Maurice Jaubert

Soundtrack | Frances Ha

Maurice Jaubert was born on January 3, 1900 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. He is known for his work on Frances Ha (2012), L'Atalante (1934) and Le Jour Se Leve (1939). He was married to Marthe Poidlouë. He died on June 19, 1940 in Azerailles, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France.

(1940, June 19) Killed as a result of enemy aircraft fire during the invasion of France.

14. Walter Hasenclever

Writer | Komm' zu mir zum Rendezvous

Walter Hasenclever was born on July 8, 1890 in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Walter Georg Alexander Hasenclever. He was a writer and actor, known for Rendezvous (1930), Anna Christie (1930) and Love Songs (1930). He was married to Edith Schäfer and Lilly Turell. He died on June 21, ...

(1940, June 22) Committed suicide during the German invasion of France.

15. Ernst Spitz

Writer | The World and the Flesh

Austrian journalist, author and political activist.

(1940, June 22) Perished in the Buchenwald concentration camp.

(1940, Aug. 12) Killed during the Battle of Britain while serving with the Luftwaffe.

17. William M.L. Fiske

Producer | White Heat

William M.L. "Billy" Fiske from Brooklyn, New York, was an American socialite who dabbled in banking and movie production, producing White Heat (1934). However, he was more famous for the two gold medals he won at consecutive Winter Olympics in 1928 and 1932, as the leader of the bobsled team. When...

(1940, Aug. 17) Flew Hurricane fighters in the Battle of Britain before being shot down. He was burned and died from shock.

18. Hal Walters

Actor | Yes, Madam

Hal Walters was born on January 29, 1892 in South Shields, Durham, England as Henry Paul Walters. He was an actor, known for Yes, Madam (1933), The Vulture (1937) and The Viper (1938). He died on September 7, 1940 in London, England.

(1940, Sept. 7) Killed during an aerial bombing. (London)

19. Ruby Grierson

Director | Cargo for Ardrossan

Died on a boat, while filming, that was torpedoed by a German Submarine.

(1940, Sept. 18) Died on a boat, while filming, that was torpedoed by a German submarine.

20. Ella Daincourt

Actress | Shooting Stars

Ella Daincourt was born on December 1, 1876 in Brighton, Sussex, England as Ellen Lett Nuthall. She was an actress, known for Shooting Stars (1928), She Was Only a Village Maiden (1933) and Cyrano de Bergerac (1938). She died on September 24, 1940 in Kensington, London, England.

(1940, Sept. 24) Killed during an aerial bombing (London)

21. Diana Karenne

Actress | Redenzione

Diana Karenne was born in 1888 in Kiev, Russian Empire. She was an actress and director, known for Redenzione (1919), Marie Antoinette - Das Leben einer Königin (1922) and Rasputins Liebesabenteuer (1928). She died on October 14, 1940 in Aachen, Germany.

(1940, Oct. 14) Injured in an Allied bombing of Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) in July. After 3 months in a coma, she died in October of the same year without having regained consciousness.

(1940, Nov. 5) Perished in the Buchenwald concentration camp.

23. Helmer Adler

Director | Herrat ovat herkkäuskoisia

Helmer Adler was born on May 6, 1908. He was a director and actor, known for Herrat ovat herkkäuskoisia (1939). He died on December 4, 1940.

(1940, Dec. 4) Committed suicide with gas to resist the Finnish military.

24. Pardoe Woodman

Actor | Nobody's Child

Pardoe Woodman was born on March 26, 1891 in Malvern, Worcestershire, England as Ernest Pardoe Woodman. He was an actor, known for Nobody's Child (1919), Queen's Evidence (1919) and The Tidal Wave (1920). He died on December 8, 1940 in Marylebone, London, England.

(1940, Dec. 8) Killed during an aerial bombing. (London)

25. Jerzy Roland

Writer | Glos pustyni

Jerzy Roland was born in 1900 in Poland as Jerzy Konopka. He was an actor and writer, known for Glos pustyni (1932), Zapomniana melodia (1938) and Bezimienni bohaterowie (1932). He died in 1940 in Muszyna, Malopolskie, Poland.

(1940, Unknown) When trying to reach the border, was arrested by the Germans. In prison in Muszyna, he committed suicide.

26. Fritz Grünbaum

Writer | Die Csikosbaroneß

Fritz Grünbaum was born on April 7, 1880 in Brünn, Moravia, Austria-Hungary as Franz Friedrich Grünbaum. He was an actor and writer, known for Die Csikosbaroneß (1930), Liebeskommando (1931) and Jeder fragt nach Erika (1931). He was married to Lilly Herzl, Mizzi Dressl and Karolina ...

(1941, Jan. 14) Perished in the Dachau concentration camp.

27. Igo Sym

Actor | Erzherzog Johann

Igo Sym was born in Innsbruck, Austria in 1896. Before working as an actor he served from 1918-1921 in the Polish army. After working in silent films he was engaged by the theater in Warsaw, where he often appeared with his "Singing Saw".

When in 1939 the Germans ran over Poland, Sym started to ...

(1941, Mar. 7) When the Polish underground-government found out about Sym's contacts with the Gestapo, he was executed in his apartment.

28. Ken Johnson

Actor | Traitor Spy

Ken Johnson was born on September 10, 1914 in Georgetown, British Guiana. He was an actor, known for The Torso Murder Mystery (1939). He died on March 8, 1941 in London, England.

(1941, Mar. 8) Killed during an aerial bombing. (London)

29. Al Bowlly

Soundtrack | Ready Player One

Al Bowlly was born on January 7, 1899 in Delagoa Bay, Portuguese East Africa as Albert Alick Bowlly. He was married to Margaret Fairless and Freda Roberts. He died on April 17, 1941 in London, England.

(1941, April 17) Killed during an aerial bombing. (London)

30. Stamenko Djurdjevic

Actor | Kroz buru i oganj

Stamenko Djurdjevic was born in 1888 in Krnjevo, Serbia. He was an actor, known for Kroz buru i oganj (1929). He died in 1941 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia.

(1941, April) Killed during the German bombing of Belgrade.

31. Mary Lawson

Actress | Can You Hear Me, Mother?

Mary Lawson was born on August 30, 1910 in Darlington, Durham, England as Mary Elizabeth Lawson. She was an actress, known for Can You Hear Me, Mother? (1935), Toilers of the Sea (1936) and D'Ye Ken John Peel? (1935). She was married to L.C. Beaumont. She died on May 4, 1941 in Liverpool, England.

(1941, May 4) Killed during an aerial bombing. (Liverpool)

32. L.C. Beaumont

Producer | Toilers of the Sea

Heir to the Seigneur of Sark, and a Royal Air Force officer. Killed with his wife during a German bombing raid on Liverpool in World War Two.

(1941, May 4) Killed during an aerial bombing. (Liverpool)

33. Alfred Atkins

Actor | My Lucky Star

Alfred Atkins was born on July 12, 1898 in Streatham, London, England. He was an actor, known for My Lucky Star (1933). He died on May 10, 1941 in Streatham.

(1941, May 10) Killed during an aerial bombing. (London)

34. S.J. Warmington

Actor | Escape!

S.J. Warmington was born on December 16, 1884 in Hoxton, London, England as Samuel James Warmington. He was an actor, known for Escape! (1930), Sabotage (1936) and Wisp o' the Woods (1919). He was married to Olga Slade. He died on May 11, 1941 in Kensington, London.

(1941, May 10) Killed during an aerial bombing. (London)

(1941, May 27) Killed while serving in the North Atlantic.

36. Oskar Joost Orchester

Soundtrack | Suite Française

Oskar Joost Orchester was born on June 9, 1898 in Wissembourg, Alsace, France. He was an actor, known for Suite Française (2014), Der Herr Finanzdirektor (1931) and No Day Without You (1933). He died on May 29, 1941 in Berlin, Germany.

(1941, May 29) Severely wounded on the Eastern Front. Died in a hospital in Berlin from the flu.

37. Jacques Terrane

Actor | La loi du nord

Jacques Terrane was born on August 23, 1915 in Paris, France as Jacques Tartière. He was an actor, known for Law of the north (1939). He was married to Drue Leyton. He died on June 20, 1941 in Damascus, French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon [now Syria].

(1941, June 20) Killed while serving with the Free French in Syria.

38. Otto Kanturek

Director | The Student's Romance

In 1916 he was conscripted and was seconded to the special photographic services. During the First World War he also made his debut as Chief Cameraman.

(1941, June 26) Killed with Jack Parry when a Hurricane fighter collided with rheir Avro Anson camera plane over Norfolk after filming for "A Yank in the RAF" (1941).

39. Jack Parry

The Lady Vanishes

He was killed with Otto Kanturek when a Hurricane fighter collided with their Avro Anson camera plane over Norfolk after filming for "A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941).

(1941, June 26) Killed with Otto Kanturek when a Hurricane fighter collided with rheir Avro Anson camera plane over Norfolk after filming for "A Yank in the RAF" (1941).

40. Tadeusz Boy-Zelenski

Writer | Teatr telewizji

Tadeusz Boy-Zelenski was born on December 21, 1874 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire as Tadeusz Kamil Marcjan Zelenski. He was a writer, known for Television Theater (1953) and W strone (2014). He was married to Zofia Parenska. He died on July 4, 1941 in Lwów, Lwowskie, Poland [now Lviv, Ukraine].

(1941, July 4) Executed by the Germans.

(1941, July 7) Was beaten to death by Ukrainian collaborators during the extermination of Tarnopol's Jewish population.

42. Pen Tennyson

Director | Convoy

When he was commissioned into the Navy, his wife Nova Pilbeam helped him to learn the Morse code by signalling decidedly un-nautical messages.

(1941, July 10) Joined the Royal Navy to make training films but was killed in a plane crash.

43. Walter Ruttmann

Cinematographer | Metropolis

Walter Ruttmann was born on December 28, 1887 in Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany as Friedrich Wilhelm Walter Ruttmann. He was a director and writer, known for Metropolis (1927), Mannesmann - Ein Film der Mannesmannröhren-Werke (1937) and Acciaio (1933). He was married to Christine Margarete Helene ...

(1941, July 15) Was severely injured while filming a documentary about the fighting on the Russian front. Transported back to Berlin, he died in a hospital during an operation.

(1941, July 17) Executed by the Germans.

45. R. Henderson Bland

Actor | Mr. Gilfil's Love Story

R. Henderson Bland was born on March 10, 1876 in Croydon, Surrey, England as Robert Henderson Bland. He was an actor, known for Mr. Gilfil's Love Story (1920), From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth (1912) and General Post (1920). He was married to Maud. He died on August 20, 1941 in ...

(1941, Aug. 20) Killed during an aerial bombing. (London)

(1941, Sept. 10) Killed during an aerial bombing (Berlin).

(1941, Sept.) Possibly killed during the Battle of Kiev.

48. Aribert Mog

Actor | Der Etappenhase

Aribert Mog was born on August 3, 1904 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Der Etappenhase (1937), Fährmann Maria (1936) and Das Lied vom Leben (1931). He died on October 2, 1941.

(1941, Oct. 2) Killed in action during Operation Barbarossa.

49. Kaarlo Oksanen

Actor | Laulu tulipunaisesta kukasta

Kaarlo Oksanen was born on January 11, 1909 in Helsinki, Finland. He was an actor and art director, known for The Song of the Scarlet Flower (1938), In the Fields of Dreams (1940) and Kiusaus (1938). He was married to Rakel Linnanheimo and Hellin Aino Präktig. He died on October 14, 1941.

(1941, Oct. 14) Was wounded during the Continuation War in Eastern Karelia and died from wounds in a field hospital.

50. Hans Joachim Schaufuß

Actor | Emil und die Detektive

Hans Joachim Schaufuß was born on December 28, 1918 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Emil and the Detectives (1931), Annette in Paradise (1934) and Traumulus (1936). He died on October 27, 1941 in Oryol, USSR.

(1941, Oct. 27) Killed in combat during Operation Barbarossa.

51. Joachim Gottschalk

Actor | Die schwedische Nachtigall

Joachim Gottschalk was born on April 10, 1904 in Calau, Brandenburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Die schwedische Nachtigall (1941), You and I (1938) and Flucht ins Dunkel (1939). He was married to Meta Wolff. He died on November 6, 1941 in Berlin, Germany.

(1941, Nov. 6) Naively insisted that his Jewish wife accompany him to a film industry Artist's Association in 1941 Germany. At the dinner Nazi Propaganda head Joseph Goebbels was charmed by Mrs. Gottschalk until he was informed that she was Jewish. Goebbels personally told Joachim he had to divorce her - so she could be sent away and he could continue his successful acting career. Unable to leave the country and unwilling to abandon his family to certain death in a concentration camp, Joachim, his wife, and their eight year old son Michael sealed themselves in the family home and gassed themselves to death.

52. Georg John

Actor | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

Georg John was born on July 23, 1879 in Schmiegel, Poland as Georg Jacobsohn. He was an actor, known for M (1931), Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922) and Peer Gynt (1919). He died on November 18, 1941 in Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland.

(1941, Nov. 18) In autumn of 1941, he arrested and deported to the Lodz Ghetto, where he died debilitated.

53. Karel Hasler

Writer | Ircin románek

Karel Hasler was born on October 31, 1879 in Prague, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor and writer, known for Irca's Romance (1936), Batalion (1927) and Ta nase písnicka ceská (1967). He died on December 22, 1941 in Mauthausen concentration camp, Upper Danube, Germany [now Upper Austria...

(1941, Dec. 22) Perished in the Mauthausen concentration camp.

54. Martin Linge

Actor | Den nye lensmanden

Martin Linge was a Norwegian actor on the stage from 1918. He was not in the front rank as an actor but made some memorable performances in the plays of Ibsen, Garborg and Nordahl Grieg. Bit part player in some films before the war. As a captain in the army he joined the defense of Norway when the ...

(1941, Dec. 27) Joined the defense of Norway when the war came in the spring of 1940. Escaping to England, he educated young soldiers for commando-raids. During such a raid towards Måløy in the end of December 1941, he was killed in action.

(1941, Dec.) Presumably died during the Siege of Leningrad.

56. Elsa Krueger

Actress | Grenzfeuer

Elsa Krueger was born in 1893 in Russia. She was an actress, known for Border Patrol (1934), Mute Witnesses (1914) and Die Villa im Tiergarten (1927). She died in 1941 in Germany.

(1941, Unknown) Possibly a casualty of war.

57. Jerzy Sten

Cinematographer | Zapomniana melodia

Brother of the cinematographer Seweryn Steinwurzel.

(1941, Unknown) Possibly a casualty of war.

58. Leon Trystan

Director | Dusze w niewoli

Leon Trystan was born in 1901 in Ostrów Mazowiecka, Poland, Russian Empire as Chaim Lejb Wagman. He was a director and writer, known for Souls in Bondage (1930), Dwa dni w raju (1936) and Bunt krwi i zelaza (1927). He died in 1941 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine].

(1941, Unknown) Drowned during the evacuation of Odessa.

(1942, Jan. 4) On December 15, 1941 Jessel was arrested and delivered to the Gestapo in Berlin. He was tortured by the Gestapo in a basement of the Police Bureau at Alexanderplatz, and subsequently died on January 4, 1942 in the Berlin Jewish Hospital.

60. Mikhail Gipsi

Actor | Devushka s dalyokoy reki

Mikhail Gipsi was born in 1891 in Tatishchevo, Russian Empire as Mikhail Mikhaylovich Kuznetsov. He was an actor, known for Devushka s dalyokoy reki (1928), Zolotoy klyuv (1929) and Turbina No 3 (1927). He died on January 5, 1942 in Leningrad, RSFSR, USSR [now St. Petersburg, Russia].

(1942, Jan. 5) Died of starvation during the Siege of Leningrad.

(1942, Jan. 6) Died of starvation during the Siege of Leningrad.

62. Franz Wenzler

Director | Hundert Tage

Franz Wenzler went to Rome where he died at the age of 49. The circumstances which led to his death are not known.

(1942, Jan. 9) Died under mysterious circumstances in Rome, Italy.

63. Walter Spies

Writer | Insel der Dämonen

Walter Spies was born in Moscow, Russia on 15 September 1895, of a large German-Russian family, which owned one of the largest wholesale corporations in Tsarist Russia before World War I, so he lived a privileged life during his childhood. After the outbreak of WWI, Tsarist government, suspicious ...

(1942, Jan. 18) Drowned in the Indian Ocean when his ship was hit, possibly by a mine.

64. Semyon Mejnkin

Art_director | Moy syn

(1942, Jan. 26) Died during the Siege of Leningrad.

65. Rolf Wenkhaus

Actor | Emil und die Detektive

Rolf Wenkhaus was born on September 9, 1917 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Emil and the Detectives (1931), Spoiling the Game (1932) and S.A.-Mann Brand (1933). He died on January 31, 1942 in Ireland.

(1942, Jan. 31) Shot down off the coast of Ireland while serving in the Luftwaffe.

66. Rudolf Meinhard-Jünger

Director | Der Sträflingskavalier

Rudolf Meinhard-Jünger was born on December 20, 1880 in Prague as Rudolf Ohrenstein. He was an actor and director, known for Der Sträflingskavalier (1927), Heiratsbüro Süßlein (1920) and Ede & Co. (1920). He died in January 1942 in Riga, Latvia.

(1942, Jan.) Murdered in the Riga ghetto.

(1942, Feb. 2) Died during the Siege of Leningrad.

68. Richard Korn

Actor | Karussell

Richard Korn was born on April 1, 1914 in Frankfurt an der Oder, Brandenburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Karussell (1937), Fahrendes Volk (1938) and Der Herr Papa (1936). He died on February 6, 1942 in Velizh, Smolensk Oblast, Russian SFSR, USSR.

(1942, Feb. 6) Killed in action while serving on the Eastern Front.

69. Yevgeni Chervyakov

Director | Poet i tsar

Yevgeni Chervyakov was born on December 27, 1899 in Abdulino, Russian Empire as Yevgeni Veniaminovich Chervyakov. He was a director and actor, known for Poet i tsar (1927), Moy syn (1928) and Zolotoy klyuv (1929). He was married to Nadezhda Yermakovich. He died on February 17, 1942 in Mga, ...

(1942, Feb. 17) Killed in action while fighting against the Germans on the Eastern Front.

70. Svyatoslav Belyayev

Cinematographer | Moy syn

(1942, Feb. 22) Likely killed on the Eastern Front.

71. Alexei Dolinin

Actor | U samogo sinego morya

Alexei Dolinin was born on March 22, 1910 as Aleksey Georgievich Dolinin. He was an actor, known for By the Bluest of Seas (1936), Volga - Volga (1938) and Tractor Drivers (1939). He died in February 1942.

(1942, Feb.) Likely killed on the Eastern Front.

72. Boris Alekin

Actor | Golowin geht durch die Stadt

Slight, skinny, sweet-faced, with light blue eyes and wavy blond hair, young Boris Alekin fled the October Revolution and settled down in Germany. The young Russian who could speak four languages (Russian, German, English and French) soon became an actor in his host country, mainly in the theater (...

(1942, Mar. 17) Killed while fighting on the Eastern Front against the Germans.

73. John Mair

Writer | Tiger by the Tail

Died in a plane crash in April 1942 during training to be RAF pilot.

(1942, April) Died in a plane crash during training to be an RAF pilot.

74. M.M. Paggi

Sound_department | Thirteen Hours by Air

Buried in Hollywood's Forest Lawn Cemetery with his wife Madeleine Klope Paggi, and with her parents M/M Robert Klope. He was killed in an airplane crash in 1942.

(1942, May 3) Drowned when his ship was sunk.

(1942, May 6) Killed while serving with the Yugoslav partisans.

76. Viktor Shepel

Actor | Granitsa na zamke

Viktor Shepel was born in 1911 as Viktor Petrovich Shepel. He was an actor, known for Granitsa na zamke (1938) and Gibel Orla (1941). He died on May 19, 1942 in village Novouspenovka, Veselovskiy raion, Zaporozhe Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Vesele Raion, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine].

(1942, May 19) Killed in action fighting against the Germans on the Eastern Front.

77. Vladislav Vancura

Writer | Láska a lidé

Killed by the Gestapo

(1942, June 1) Killed by the Gestapo.

78. Walter Leigh

Composer | His Lordship

Walter Leigh was an English composer who fought in the Second World War and was killed in action at Tobruk (Libya), aged 36. His output includes the overture 'Agincourt', the 'Concertino for Harpsichord (or Piano) and Strings', and 'The Frogs of Aristophanes', for chorus and orchestra. He was ...

(1942, June 12) Killed in action in Tobruk, North Africa while serving with the Royal Armoured Corps, 4th Queen's Own Hussars.

79. Carola Neher

Actress | Die 3 Groschen-Oper

An ardent supporter of the KPD, the German communist party, Neher left Germany shortly after the Nazi took over and emigrated to Prague, then to Moscow where she appeared on the stage as a cabaret artiste. In the spring of 1936, Anatol Becker, Neher's husband -also an ardent communist, was arrested...

(1942, June 26) An ardent supporter of the German Communist Party, she emigrated to Russia. During the war, the the prison camp she was interred in was captured by the Nazis, she and many others were executed by the Gestapo.

80. Yevgeni Petrov

Writer | Vozdushnyy izvozchik

Yevgeni Petrov was born Evgeni Petrovich Kataev on November 30, 1902, in Odessa, Russian Empire (Now Odesa, Ukraine). His father, named Petr Kataev, was a teacher. Petrov graduated from Classical Gymnasium in 1920, and became a news correspondent for the Ukrainian Telegraph Agency. From 1921-1923 ...

(1942, July 2) Killed when his plane was shot down.

81. Mabel Montgomery

Actress | Father and Son

Mabel Montgomery was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for Father and Son (1916), Perils of Our Girl Reporters (1916) and Scorched Wings (1916). She was married to James Mooney. She died on July 20, 1942 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

(1942, July 20) Died from injuries she received during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

82. Robert Liebmann

Soundtrack | Zwartboek

Robert Lieibmann was German newspaper film and stage critic who became a successful screenwriter with such films as The Love Waltz (1930), Congress Dances (1931) and Blued Angel (1931). In the mid 1930s Liebmann was beckoned to Hollywood by actress Mady Christians to help jump start her flagging ...

(1942, July) Perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

83. Herbert Selpin

Director | Trenck, der Pandur

Herbert Selpin was born on May 29, 1902 in Berlin, Germany. He was a director and writer, known for Trenck, der Pandur (1940), Titanic (1943) and The Dream of the Rhine (1933). He was married to Anni Markart. He died on August 1, 1942 in Berlin.

(1942, Aug. 1) Died under mysterious circumstances, was quite possibly killed by the Gestapo.

(1942, Aug. 6) Perished in the Treblinka concentration camp.

85. Henryk Szaro

Director | Mocny czlowiek

He has studied in St. Petersburg at Vsevolod Meyerhold.

(1942, Aug. 8) Killed in the Warsaw Ghetto.

86. Irène Némirovsky

Writer | Suite Française

She was born in 1903 into a Ukrainian Jewish family, and emigrated to Paris as a young woman. She wrote nine books between 1929 and 1937, one of which was made into a movie ("David Golder", 1930). She became well-known in France, but did not become a French citizen. She converted to Catholicism in ...

(1942, Aug. 17) Perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

(1942, Aug. 18) Perished in the Wülzburg concentration camp.

88. Walter Serner

Writer | Die Tigerin

Walter Serner's life and especially his death have been shrouded in mystery. The last thing that was heard of him was a letter he wrote on October 13th, 1927. He disappeared and it is still unknown what happened or where and when he died. Serner's work was never really accepted by the literary ...

(1942, Aug. 20) He and his wife were interned in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, and three weeks later, they were moved in the direction of "the East", where they perished in Riga.

89. Manfred Voss

Actor | Dolly macht Karriere

Manfred Voss was born on September 1, 1900 in Germany. He was an actor, known for Dolly macht Karriere (1930), The Age of Seventeen (1929) and Der Fremdenlegionär (1928). He died on August 20, 1942 in Germany.

(1942, Aug. 20) Perished in the Buchenwald concentration camp.

90. Hans Löhr

Actor | Emil und die Detektive

Hans Löhr was born on May 29, 1922 in Berlin, Germany as Hans Albrecht Löhr. He was an actor, known for Emil and the Detectives (1931) and Wie kommen die Löcher in den Käse? (1932). He died on August 23, 1942.

(1942, Aug. 23) Killed in action while serving on the Eastern Front.

91. John Gottowt

Actor | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens

John Gottowt was born on June 15, 1881 in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary as Isidor Gesang. He was an actor and director, known for Nosferatu (1922), Das schwarze Los (1913) and The Student of Prague (1913). He died on August 27, 1942 in Wieliczka, Malopolskie, Poland.

(1942, Aug. 27) Was shot by an SS officer.

92. Claudette Mawby

Actress | The Baby Cyclone

Claudette Mawby was born on August 10, 1922 in Yorkshire, England as Claudette Gabriel Mawby. She was an actress, known for The Baby Cyclone (1928) and Dance of the Paper Dolls (1929). She died on August 29, 1942 in Sussex, England.

(1942, Aug. 29) Killed when her hotel was hit by a V-1 flying bomb. (Sussex)

93. Alina Halska

Actress | Tredowata

Alina Halska was born on January 15, 1902 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire. She was an actress, known for Tredowata (1936), Granica (1938) and Zlota maska (1940). She died in August 1942 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland.

(1942, Aug.) Murdered by the Nazis in a prison.

(1942, Aug.) Perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

95. Henry Gleditsch

Actor | Laila

Norwegian actor and stage manager,stage debut in 1923.With his boyish good looking,and with a very good singing voice,he got many parts as lover in both operettas and comedies. Among his later parts were Horatio,(Shakespeare) and as Marchbanks.(Shaw) From 1934 to 1935 he was manager at Søilen ...

(1942, Oct. 7) Due to his opposition of the Nazi-regime in Norway from the start, he was executed in the Falstad wood together with nine other citizens from Trondheim.

96. Ies Monnikendam

Pygmalion

Ies Monnikendam was born on June 10, 1885 in Netherlands. He was an actor, known for Pygmalion (1937). He died on October 8, 1942 in Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Oswiecim, Malopolskie, Poland.

(1942, Oct. 8) Perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

97. Fritz Junkermann

Actor | Alfreds Techtelmechtel

Fritz Junkermann was born on October 19, 1883 in Stuttgart, Germany. He was an actor, known for Alfreds Techtelmechtel (1919), Prinz Kuckuck - Die Höllenfahrt eines Wollüstlings (1919) and Catherine the Great (1920). He died on October 12, 1942.

(1942, Oct. 12) Arrested in 1940 due to his alleged homosexuality and was admitted to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. There, he was allegedly castrated "voluntarily". He was gassed in the Bernburg Euthanasia Centre.

98. Anna Letenská

Actress | Babicka

Anna Letenská was born on August 29, 1904 in Nürschan, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Babicka (1940), Cekanky (1940) and Minulost Jany Kosinové (1940). She died on October 24, 1942 in Mauthausen concentration camp, Austria.

(1942, Oct. 24) Perished in the Mauthausen concentration camp.

99. Josef Skrivan

Actor | Hej-rup!

Josef Skrivan was born on August 10, 1902 in Prague, Cechy, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Workers, Let's Go (1934), Powder and Petrol (1932) and Your Money or Your Life (1932). He died on November 4, 1942 in Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Poland.

(1942, Nov. 4) Perished in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

100. Bruno Schulz

Writer | Teatr telewizji

Schulz is undoubtedly one of the most remarkable writers in Polish literature of the first half of the 20h Century. He was born in Drohobycz, a small village near Lvov, where he would live until he was shot by the Nazis on the street on November 19th, 1942. By then, Schulz had published two books. ...

(1942, Nov. 19) Was shot by an SS officer.



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