Ernst Heilmann

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Ernst Heilmann
Member of the IV. Reichstag
In office
1928 – 1933
Personal details
Born (1881-04-13)13 April 1881
Berlin
Died 3 April 1940(1940-04-03) (aged 58)
Buchenwald concentration camp
Nationality  Germany
Political party Social Democratic Party of Germany
Alma mater University of Berlin
Profession Jurist

Ernst Heilmann (13 April 1881 – 3 April 1940) was a German jurist and politician for the Social Democratic Party of Germany.

Born in Berlin, then Prussia, Heilmann attended the University of Berlin, majoring in law and political science. During World War I, he was a proponent of Burgfriedenspolitik. Heilman gained a seat in the Reichstag in the German federal election, 1928. Only a few months after the Machtergreifung, Heilmann was imprisoned in the Buchenwald concentration camp, where he was murdered in 1940.

Further reading[edit]

  • Möller, Horst (2003), "Ernst Heilmann. Ein Sozialdemokrat in der Weimarer Republik", in Wirsching, Andreas, Aufklärung und Demokratie. Historische Studien zur politischen Vernunft (in German), Munich: Oldenbourg, pp. 200–225, ISBN 3-486-56707-1 .
  • Winkler, Heinrich August (1990), "Choosing the Lesser Evil: The German Social Democrats and the Fall of the Weimar Republic", Journal of Contemporary History 25 (2/3): 205–227, doi:10.1177/002200949002500203 .

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