Famous German Political Activists

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Sophie Scholl
(Anti-Nazi Activist)

Sophie Scholl
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Birthdate: May 9, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Forchtenberg, Germany
Died: February 22, 1943

Sophie Scholl was a German anti-Nazi political activist who was involved with a non-violent resistance group called White Rose. Scholl was executed by guillotine at the age of 21 for distributing anti-war leaflets. Since her death, Sophie Scholl has been viewed as an iconic figure. Her life and work have inspired several films, including Sophie Scholl – The Final Days.

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Edda Göring
(Politician)

Edda Göring
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Birthdate: June 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: December 21, 2018
Edda Göring was the only child of Nazi Party member Hermann Göring and actor Emmy Sonnemann. She grew up amidst luxury and received expensive art as gifts as a child, one of which, a painting of Madonna and Child by Lucas Cranach the Elder, dragged her into legal disputes.

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Tom Daschle
(Politician)

Tom Daschle
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Birthdate: December 9, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA
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Dietrich Eckart
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Birthdate: March 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany
Died: December 26, 1923

German anti-Semitic völkisch poet, playwright, journalist, publicist, and political activist Dietrich Eckart, one of Adolf Hitler's earliest mentors who Hitler acknowledged as the spiritual co-founder of Nazism, founded German Workers' Party, the precursor of Nazi Party. Eckart was the original publisher of the Nazi Party newspaper Völkischer Beobachter, and lyricist of Sturmlied, the de facto anthem of the Sturmabteilung.

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Naomi Seibt
(Activist known as a climate change denier and as a proponent of misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.)

Naomi Seibt
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Birthdate: August 18, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Münster, Germany

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Rudi Dutschke
(Former Sociologist, political activist known for Spokesperson of the German student movement)

Rudi Dutschke
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Birthdate: March 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Schönefeld, Nuthe-Urstromtal, Germany
Died: December 24, 1979

Rudi Dutschke was a German sociologist and political activist. He was a leading figure within the West German Socialist Students Union (SDS). He was also involved with the Federal Republic's broader “extra-parliamentary opposition” (APO). He supported a world-wide socialist revolution. He was brutally attacked by an assassin in 1968 and struggled with his injuries for years before dying in 1979. 

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Horst Mahler
(Opinion journalist, Political activist, Lawyer)

Horst Mahler
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Birthdate: January 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chojnów
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Helga Zepp-LaRouche
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Birthdate: August 25, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Trier, Germany

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Anke Domscheit-Berg
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Birthdate: February 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Premnitz, Germany

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Luděk Pachman
(Czechoslovak-German Chess Player, Chess Writer, and Political Activist)

Luděk Pachman
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Birthdate: May 11, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bělá pod Bezdězem, Czechia
Died: March 6, 2003

Luděk Pachman was a Czechoslovak-German chess player, political activist, and chess writer. Pachman, who was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1954, won seven Czechoslovak championship titles between 1946 and 1966. Luděk Pachman published 80 books in five languages and became the leading opening expert in the world during the 1950s with the publication of his book, Theory of Modern Chess.

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Rolf Becker
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Birthdate: March 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany