Hans Koch, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Hans Koch

German resistance fighter

Date of Birth: 16-Aug-1893

Place of Birth: Bartoszyce, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 24-Apr-1945

Profession: lawyer, notary, resistance fighter

Nationality: Germany

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Show Famous Birthdays Today, Germany

👉 Worldwide Celebrity Birthdays Today

About Hans Koch

  • Hans Koch (16 August 1893 – 24 April 1945) was a German lawyer, a member of the Confessional Church and a member of the German resistance against Nazism. Koch was born in Bartenstein, East Prussia (modern Bartoszyce, Poland), he graduated in law from the University of Königsberg.
  • In 1923, he began working at the Prussian Ministry of Trade and later as the second state commisar of the Berlin stock exchange.
  • In 1927, he opened his own law office.
  • In 1937, he helped win an acquittal for pastor Martin Niemöller.During World War II, he developed contacts with Claus von Stauffenberg and the 20 July plot conspirators, including Carl Goerdeler.
  • In the 20 July plot, once the Nazis had been routed, Koch was slated to become the presiding judge of the Reichsgericht, the highest court in the German Reich.
  • The plot failed, however, and Koch sheltered one of the conspirators.
  • An informer denounced him and Koch and his family were arrested.
  • He was murdered extrajudicially in Berlin by a Sonderkommando of the SS-Reichssicherheitshauptamt on 24 April 1945.

Read more at Wikipedia