Fritz Goerdeler

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Fritz Hermann Goerdeler (born March 6, 1886 in Schneidemühl , † March 1, 1945 in Berlin-Plötzensee ) was a German lawyer .


Fritz Hermann Goerdeler was a younger brother of Carl Friedrich Goerdeler . After the First World War he worked as a lawyer and since 1920 as mayor in Marienwerder . From 1921 he represented the city and the DNVP in the provincial parliament of the province of East Prussia . Under pressure from the National Socialists , he had to give up office and mandate in 1933. Regardless of this, he was city ​​treasurer of Königsberg (Prussia) from 1933 to 1944 . He married his sister-in-law Susanne Ulrich (his brother Carl Friedrich had married his sister Anneliese Ulrich in 1911). From this marriage three daughters and one son were born.

Like his brother, he was involved in the resistance against National Socialism . At the beginning of 1943, Fritz Goerdeler took on the task of recruiting allies for the planned coup in Königsberg. To this end, he maintained close contacts with military resistance groups. After the failed assassination attempt on July 20, 1944 , the Gestapo arrested Fritz Goerdeler and other members of the family. Sentenced to death on February 23, 1945, he was hanged on March 1, 1945 in Plötzensee .

The daughters Jutta and Benigna survived the family bond of the SS until they were liberated on April 30, 1945 .

Like his brother Carl Friedrich, he was a member of the Eberhardina Tübingen gymnastics club. His niece was the pedagogue and historian Marianne Meyer-Krahmer , his nephew the lawyer and auditor Reinhard Goerdeler .


  • Marianne Meyer-Krahmer : Carl Goerdeler - courage to resist. One daughter remembers. Leipziger Universitätsverlag, Leipzig 1998.
  • Harald Schultze , Andreas Kurschat (ed.): "Your end looks at ..." - Evangelical martyrs of the 20th century. 2., ext. u. verb. Edition. Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, Leipzig 2008, p. 282 f.

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  1. ^ List of members of the East Prussian Provincial Parliament
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