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Hildegard Loewy

August 04, 1922 - March 04, 1943
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Born in Berlin, Hildegard Loewy was a member of Hashomer Hatzair (the young guard) until the Zionist youth organization was banned in 1938. After an attempt to emigrate failed, she was one of the last girls to graduate from the Jewish high school, and then began training as a graphic artist with the Jewish Community. When Hildegard Loewy was unable to finish her training due to antisemitic rulings and had to work as a typist, she became active against the National Socialists' antisemitic policies and the war. She took part in flyer campaigns, made her apartment available for secret meetings, and supported the work of the communist Zionist resistance group formed around Herbert Baum and Heinz Joachim against the anti-Soviet propaganda exhibition "The Soviet Paradise." Hildegard Loewy was arrested in July 1942 and severely mistreated during the subsequent interrogations. She attempted to escape from Moabit prison in Berlin, but failed. At the age of only 20, she was sentenced to death by the "People's Court" on December­10, 1942, and murdered in Berlin-Plötzensee on March­4, 1943.