Max Brunnow

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Memorial plaque on the house, Alfred-Jung-Strasse 5, in Berlin-Lichtenberg

Max Brunnow (born September 26, 1896 in Stralsund ; † February 10, 1940 in Sachsenhausen concentration camp ) was a German communist and resistance fighter against National Socialism .


Max Brunnow was a commercial clerk by profession. He was married from 1925 to the commercial clerk Amalie Kosmalla (1902–1973), who came from Cave del Predil , and with her he had a son, born in 1926, named Rochus.

Brunnow joined the KPD in 1927 . Because of his political activities he was taken into custody in 1936 and 1938, but no "subversive activities" could be proven. After a third arrest on September 1, 1939, Brunnow was taken to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp . On February 10, 1940, he was murdered there by an SS unit.


After the end of the Second World War , the Berlin magistrate declared Brunnow a victim of fascism . A memorial plaque was attached to his former home at Wördenstrasse 63 (today Alfred-Jung-Strasse 5) in Lichtenberg at the beginning of the 1950s, and around 1975 it was replaced with a new version with a slightly different inscription. In memory of him, a street in the Fennpfuhl development area was named after him on July 13, 1962 .

Web links

Commons : Max Brunnow  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Brunnow, Max in honor of the directory Luisenstädtischer Education Association .
  2. ^ Max-Brunnow-Strasse. In: Street name lexicon of the Luisenstädtischer Bildungsverein (near  Kaupert )
  3. Information about Max-Brunnow-Straße in the Berlin City Map & Street Archive at (accessed on August 18, 2009).