Axel von Harnack

Historian, Deceased Person

1895 – 1974

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Who was Axel von Harnack?

Axel von Harnack was a German library scientist, historian and philologist. He was the cousin of Arvid and Falk Harnack and worked to get Arvid and his wife, Mildred Harnack released from Nazi detention after they were arrested in connection with the Red Orchestra. He was the first in the family to be told of Arvid and Mildred's arrest, which had been kept secret by the Nazis. In 1947, he published a memoir of the trial that convicted Arvid and Mildred Harnack of high treason and sentenced them to death.

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Born
Sep 12, 1895
Wilmersdorf
Also known as
  • Friedrich Hermann Julius Axel Harnack
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  • Germany
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Died
Jun 17, 1974
Tübingen

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on July 23, 2013

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