|Member of the IV. Reichstag|
1928 – 1933
13 April 1881|
|Died||3 April 1940
Buchenwald concentration camp
|Political party||Social Democratic Party of Germany|
|Alma mater||University of Berlin|
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.
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- Ernst Heilmann in the German National Library catalogue
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