Hans Woellke

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Hans Woellke
Medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for Germany Germany
Olympic Games
Gold 1936 Berlin Shot put

Hans Otto Woellke (born 18 February 1911 in Bischofsburg, Ermland – 22 March 1943 in Guba near Minsk, Belarus) was a German athlete who mainly competed in the shot put, and won the gold medal in the men's shot put competition at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany.[1]

Hans Woellke was in the Berlin Police force. During World War II, he was a Captain in the Security Police attached to a regiment in the Waffen SS. His grave can be found in the Minsk Cemetery. (Moscow Street, Grave 28, Row 22, West Side).[citation needed] He was killed by partisans on 22 March 1943 near Khatyn village which caused a notorious mass killing of inhabitants of Khatyn (149 people killed).[2]


  1. ^ "Hans Woellke". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  2. ^ Genocide Policy, khatyn.by