Werner Seelenbinder

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Seelenbinder, Werner


Born Aug. 2, 1904, in Stettin; died Oct. 24, 1944, in Brandenburg. Well-known German athlete. Activist in the German Resistance Movement against fascism. Member of the Communist Party of Germany from 1928.

After the establishment of a fascist dictatorship, Seelen-binder became active in the underground struggle against Hitler’s forces. During World War II (1939–45) he joined an antifascist group headed by R. Uhrig. In February 1942, Seelenbinder was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to a concentration camp, where he was executed.


Radetz, V. On byl sil’nee: Dokumental’naia povest’ O geroe nemetskogo naroda sportsmene-antifashiste V. Zelenbindere. [Moscow] 1965. (Translated from German.)
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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