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65.Jahrestag Der Ermordung
Maker: Bernd Langer; Kunst-und-Kampfe
Date Made: 2006
Place Made: Germany
Measurements: 59.3 cm x 42 cm; 23 3/8 in x 16 9/16 in
Main Subject: Germany (Europe)
Materials: paper (fiber product)
65.Jahrestag Der Ermordung der antifaschistischen Widerstandskämpfer und KPD-Abgeordneten Walter Krämer Und Karl Peix im Außenlager Goslar des KZ Buchenwald 6.November 2006 Antifaschische Aktion Krieg dem Krieg KuK . Oktober 2006
Acquisition Number: 2007-131
Translation: 65th anniversary of the assassination of anti-fascist resistance fighters and Communist Party members WALTER KRÄMER AND KARL PEIX outside the Buchenwald camp Goslar November 6, 2006 ANTI-FASCIST ACTION war against war. October 2006
Karl Peix (* March 27 1899 in Herzberg am Harz , † November 6 1941 in Goslar ) was a German politician ( KPD ) and Nazi victims. Peix completed by the end of his school career a lesson to brush maker. At the First World War took Peix as a soldier. After the war he was employed from December 1919 as an applicator in the enamelling Lauterberger MIAG. There he was involved in the workers' concerns and was therefore terminated. In USPD in 1920, he joined in 1921 and member of the KPD after bath Lauterberg , whose founders he belonged. Peix 1928 Chairman of the Communist Party in the sub-district Lauterberg. In addition, he served on the city council of Bad Lauterberg, and received credentials of deputies in the county council and county council Osterode, Hannover. Peix was also a street battle with SA members involved. After a trial of SA members against Peix breach of the peace Peix was acquitted, but were at his house and his person repeatedly attacks perpetrated by the Nazis. After the transfer of power to the Nazi Party in 1933 and the defeat of the Communist Party continued its political Peix and anti-fascist activities and illegally took away two more times, speaking at party meetings of the Communist Party in the Harz region. Peix was arrested in October 1933 in Hanover, he took extensive illegal KPD writings with them. Peix to prison terms in 1937 was finally transferred to Buchenwald, where he was employed as a medical orderly in the hospital. In April 1939, was deputy Peix prisoner nurses at Walter Kramer , whom he knew already since 1932. In the infirmary, they provided against the express orders from the SS and Soviet prisoners who had been admitted as a prisoner of war camp. Kramer and Peix participated in the bearings resistance. In the fall of 1941, Kramer and Peix on instructions from the camp commandant Karl Otto Koch moved into the external command of Goslar, where both on 6 November 1941 were shot in quick succession from behind. Their bodies were on the 8th November 1941 in the Buchenwald crematorium burned. Background for the murder of Peix and shopkeepers might their knowledge of a treatment for syphilis to be chef who did that by making the two prisoners in secret or even the participation of Peix and shopkeepers on the bearing resistance. Peix wife Marie, whom he had met in 1919 and also member of the KPD had survived imprisonment in concentration camps. Bad Lauterberg remembers the basement rocks from the 11th September 1949 by the VVN erected monument to the victims of the Nazis and Communists Peix Karl Otto Bockelmann and Bruno Maue. Peix urn is buried in the cemetery Bad Lauterberg. [Wikipedia, translated from German]
Production Notes: Extensive explanatory text in German on verso.
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