Physician and interpreter for Germany during World War II. She managed to smuggle food and goods to political prisoners.
In 1939, she graduated from the University of Hamburg.
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.
Her brother Hans was a mathematician, and her brothers Gunther and Willfried were physicians.
In 1974, she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, which was created by Alfred Nobel.