Hiltgunt Zassenhaus

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Birthday
10, 1916
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Nov 20, 2004 (88)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1916
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Nov 20, 2004 (88)

About

Physician and interpreter for Germany during World War II. She managed to smuggle food and goods to political prisoners.

Before Fame

In 1939, she graduated from the University of Hamburg.

Trivia

After she learned about a day on which the political prisoners were to be executed, she passed the information to the Red Cross and saved the lives 1200 Scandinavian prisoners.

Family Life

Her brother Hans was a mathematician, and her brothers Gunther and Willfried were physicians.

Associated With

In 1974, she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, which was created by Alfred Nobel.