Wilm Hosenfeld

1895 - 1952

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Wilhelm Adalbert Hosenfeld (German pronunciation: [ˈvɪlm ˈhoːzənfɛlt]; 2 May 1895 – 13 August 1952), originally a school teacher, was a German Army officer who by the end of the Second World War had risen to the rank of Hauptmann (Captain). He helped to hide or rescue several Polish people, including Jews, in Nazi-German occupied Poland, and helped Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman to survive, hidden, in the ruins of Warsaw during the last months of 1944, an act which was portrayed in the 2002 film The Pianist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilm Hosenfeld has received more than 1,442,830 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Wilm Hosenfeld is the 1,205th most popular politician (down from 924th in 2019), the 340th most popular biography from Germany (down from 259th in 2019) and the 92nd most popular German Politician.

Wilhelm Hosenfeld was a German officer who helped to save the lives of many people during World War II. He helped to smuggle Jews out of Nazi-occupied Poland, and helped to save Polish children from death.

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Among politicians, Wilm Hosenfeld ranks 1,205 out of 15,710Before him are Lazar of Serbia, Claudia Octavia, Zewditu, Jefferson Davis, Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen, and Muhammad II of Khwarazm. After him are Roh Moo-hyun, Peter II of Yugoslavia, Francesco I Sforza, Andronikos III Palaiologos, Alexander I of Serbia, and Ottokar II of Bohemia.

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Among people born in 1895, Wilm Hosenfeld ranks 22Before him are Rudolph Valentino, Amin al-Husseini, Paul Éluard, Semyon Timoshenko, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, and Folke Bernadotte. After him are Aleksandr Vasilevsky, Sergei Yesenin, Henrik Dam, Dolores Ibárruri, Zog I of Albania, and Anastas Mikoyan. Among people deceased in 1952, Wilm Hosenfeld ranks 9Before him are George VI, John Dewey, Eva Perón, Alexandra Kollontai, Chaim Weizmann, and Paul Éluard. After him are Benedetto Croce, Karen Horney, Walter Schellenberg, Sven Hedin, Elena of Montenegro, and Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wilm Hosenfeld ranks 340 out of 5,289Before him are Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781), Friedrich Bessel (1784), Ferdinand Schörner (1892), Helmut Schmidt (1918), Constanze Mozart (1762), and Moses Mendelssohn (1729). After him are Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (1808), Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1691), Frank-Walter Steinmeier (1956), Friedrich Schlegel (1772), and Nelly Sachs (1891).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Wilm Hosenfeld ranks 92Before him are Fritz Sauckel (1894), Valdemar I of Denmark (1131), Karl Haushofer (1869), Gustav Stresemann (1878), Frederick III, Elector of Saxony (1463), and Helmut Schmidt (1918). After him are Princess Ludovika of Bavaria (1808), Frank-Walter Steinmeier (1956), Henry the Lion (1129), Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811), Louis the Child (893), and Hans Fritzsche (1900).