Authorities in Berlin, Germany, sent this notice to Barbara Wohlfahrt, informing her of her husband Gregor's execution on the morning of December 7, 1939. Although he was physically unfit to serve in the armed forces, the Nazis tried Wohlfahrt for his religious opposition to military service. As a Jehovah's Witness, Wohlfahrt believed that military service violated the biblical commandment not to kill. On November 8, 1939, a military court condemned Wohlfahrt to beheading, a sentence carried out one month later in Ploetzensee prison in Berlin.
Der Oberreichskriegsanwalt (Senior War Attorney)
Berlin Charlottenburg 5, December 7th 1939
Collect Call: 30 06 81
StPL. (RKA) Vienna Nr. 7039
Mrs. Gregor Wohlfahrt, Barbara née Struckel in St. Martin, am Techelsberg Nr. 12
We hereby inform you that the death sentence, passed by the Reich Court Martial against your husband Gregor Wohlfahrt on November 8th 1939, was carried out this morning.
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