Carl Adolf Marks

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Carl Adolf Marks (born February 14, 1894 in Bärenstein ; † April 23, 1945 in Berlin ) was a merchant and resistance fighter against National Socialism .


Carl Marks was a social democrat and managing director of a printing press factory in Dresden . He helped General Fritz Lindemann , one of the main participants in the assassination attempt of July 20, 1944 , to escape from the Gestapo . On July 26, 1944, he accompanied him on the train ride from Dresden to Berlin. In Berlin he first organized accommodation with his business friend Wilhelm Senzky and then with Lieutenant Colonel von Petersdorff.

Grave of Carl Adolf Marks and others in the Dorotheenstadt cemetery

Due to a search call for Lindemann on August 19, Marks was arrested on August 22, 1944. On December 1, 1944, like Hans Ludwig Sierks , he was sentenced to death by the People's Court under the chairmanship of Roland Freisler . Carl Marks was imprisoned in the Lehrter Strasse cell prison until the sentence was carried out .

He was shot together with Klaus Bonhoeffer and Rüdiger Schleicher and other prisoners on the night of April 22nd to 23rd, 1945 by a special command of the Reich Main Security Office .

In 1952 the Berlin Senate decided to take responsibility for the graves of well-known and well-known personalities. Marks then received a grave of honor and a memorial plaque in the Evangelical Cemetery of the Dorotheenstadt and Friedrich-Werder communities at Chausseestrasse 126.

See also


Web links

Commons : Carl Adolf Marks  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Grave site on, accessed on March 2, 2014.
  2. Honors on, accessed on March 2, 2014.