Heilmann, German Socialist, Dies in Concentration Camp
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Heilmann, German Socialist, Dies in Concentration Camp

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Ernst Heilmann, former Social Democrat leader in Prussia, has died in the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany, it was learns today from a reliable source.

Heilmann, who in pre-Hitler days was known as the “uncrowned king of Prussia,” was imprisoned by the Nazis immediately after their accession to power. He was reported to have been cruelly tortured. Heilmann reportedly was shuttled from one concentration camp to another, spending time in Papenburg, Oranienburg, Dachau and finally in Buchenwald, in all of which he was said to have been one of the main objects of torture at the hands of his Nazi guards.

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