(1901 - 1944)
Joseph Wirmer was born on March 19, 1901. He was a
lawyer, politician and a member of the Centre Party.
Wirmer was a political opponent of the Nazi regime
from the start and frequent legal adviser to persecuted Jews.
Because of this, he was expelled from lawyers syndicate.
Wirmer worked hard to forge ties between the conservative and liberal
circles of the resistance.
Wirmer's residence was one of the most important meeting points for
anti-Nazi dissidents and conspirators
such as Wilhelm Leuschner, Dr.
Carl Goerdeler, and those of the Abwehr.
On August 4, 1944, Wirmer was arested and imprisoned in Ravensbruck concentration camp. On September 8, he was sentenced to death and executed
the same day in Plotzensee prison.
Sources: Joric Center,
Wistrich, Robert S. Who's
Who in Nazi Germany. New York: Robert S. Wistrich. 1995