Frieda Seidlitz

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Frieda Seidlitz occasionally Frida Seidlitz (born September 2, 1907 in Weißensee near Berlin ; † May 27, 1936 in Berlin ) was a German resistance fighter against the Nazi regime .


Memorial plaque on the house at Heinersdorfer Strasse 32, in Berlin-Weißensee

Frieda Seidlitz was a saleswoman by profession. In 1931 she became a member of the KPD . She was Martin Weise's fiancée .

In April 1933 she was arrested for resisting National Socialism . After her release , she fled to Czechoslovakia.

She returned to Germany as a courier for the KPD foreign leadership and became a member of the illegal regional leadership of the Red Aid in Berlin-Brandenburg. She worked in direct cooperation with Fritz Hödel (1889–1966), who previously headed the Red Aid subdistrict in Weißensee and then took over the management of the North Berlin district . Together they organized the escape of 40 to 50 endangered resistance fighters.

Frieda Seidlitz lived “illegally” in Berlin and held a key position within the Red Aid resistance movement. She was both the material courier between the four Berlin districts and the key link to the technology department around Max Treder and Charlotte Gerbeit .

Arrested by the Gestapo in April 1936 , she committed suicide on May 27, 1936 because of the abuse she suffered during the interrogations so as not to endanger other “co-conspirators”.


  • On April 8, 1960, Frieda-Seidlitz-Strasse in Berlin-Weißensee was named after her.
  • The 3rd POS in Weißensee was named Frieda Seidlitz


Web links

Commons : Frieda Seidlitz  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Sandvoss: The "other" capital of the Reich: Resistance from the workers' movement in Berlin from 1933 to 1945 . P. 429
  2. ^ Frieda-Seidlitz-Strasse. In: Street name lexicon of the Luisenstädtischer Bildungsverein (near  Kaupert )