Marie-Luise Jahn

Marie-Luise Jahn (28 May 1918 – 22 June 2010) was a German physician and a member of the anti-Nazi resistance movement White Rose.

Jahn was born in Sandlack, East Prussia (today Sędławki, Poland), where she grew up. From 1934 to 1937 she attended school in Berlin and began her studies in chemistry at the University of Munich in 1940. There Jahn became a close friend of Hans Conrad Leipelt and a member of the White Rose resistance group. After Hans and Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst had been imprisoned she continued to publish the Scholl leaflets and collected money to aid the widow of Kurt Huber. In October 1943 she was also arrested by the Gestapo and sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment by the Volksgerichtshof in 1944.[1]

After her liberation she studied medicine at the University of Tübingen and worked as a physician in Bad Tölz. In 1987 she was a founding member of the White Rose Foundation and member of the executive board until 2002.[2]

She died on 22 June 2010 in Bad Tölz.


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2010 in Germany

Events in the year 2010 in Germany.

Deaths in June 2010

The following is a list of notable deaths in June 2010.

Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent country of citizenship (if applicable), reason for notability, cause of death (if known), and reference.

Hans Conrad Leipelt

Hans Conrad Leipelt (18 July 1921 – 29 January 1945) was a member of the White Rose resistance group in Nazi Germany.


Jahn (Jähn) is a German surname. Notable people with this surname include the following:

Constanze Jahn (born 1963), German chess player

David Jahn (b. 1975), Czech burlesque impresario

Erich Jahn (1907– ?), Hitler Youth leader

Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778 – 1852), German educator, founding figure of German Turner athletic movement

Gunnar Jahn (1883 – 1971), Norwegian politician and resistance member

Gunter Jahn (1910 – 1992), German U-boat commander

Helmut Jahn (born 1940), German-American architect

Hermann Arthur Jahn (1907 – 1979), British scientist

Jan Jahn (1739 – 1802), Czech painter and art historian

Jeff Jahn (born 1970), American artist and critic

Johann Jahn (1750 – 1816), German Orientalist

Kurt Jahn (1892 – 1966), German general

Marie-Luise Jahn (1918-2010), German physician

Martin Jahn (c. 1620 – c. 1682), German church musician, minister, hymnwriter

Martin Jahn (born 1970), Czech economist and politician

Joseph Michael Jahn (born 1943), American author and critic

Otto Jahn (1813 – 1869), German archaeologist, philologist, and writer on art and music

Robert G. Jahn (born 1930), American scientist, electrical engineer, and psychic investigator

Ryan David Jahn (born 1979), American novelist and screenwriter

Sigmund Jähn (born 1937), German astronaut

Thomas Jahn (born 1965), German film and television director

Wilhelm Jahn (1835 – 1900), Austro-Hungarian orchestral conductor

Wilhelm Jahn (athlete) (1889 – 1973), German athlete, leader of the Wandervogel youth movement, folksong composer, publisher, World War II army officer


Sędławki [sɛnˈdwafkʲi] (German: Sandlack) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Bartoszyce, within Bartoszyce County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland, close to the border with Kaliningrad Oblast in Russia.Before 1945 the area was part of Germany (East Prussia).

White Rose

The White Rose (German: die Weiße Rose) was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in the Third Reich led by a group of students and a professor at the University of Munich. The group conducted an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign that called for active opposition to the Nazi party regime. Their activities started in Munich on 27 June 1942, and ended with the arrest of the core group by the Gestapo on 18 February 1943. They, as well as other members and supporters of the group who carried on distributing the pamphlets, faced show trials by the Nazi People's Court (Volksgerichtshof), and many of them were sentenced to death or imprisonment.

The group wrote, printed and initially distributed their pamphlets in the greater Munich region. Later on, secret carriers brought copies to other cities, mostly in the southern parts of Germany. In total, the White Rose authored six leaflets, which were multiplied and spread, in a total of about 15,000 copies. They denounced the Nazi regime's crimes and oppression, and called for resistance. In their second leaflet, they openly denounced the persecution and mass murder of the Jews. By the time of their arrest, the members of the White Rose were just about to establish contacts with other German resistance groups like the Kreisau Circle or the Schulze-Boysen/Harnack group of the Red Orchestra. Today, the White Rose is well-known both within Germany and worldwide.

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