Ernst Werner Techow

Ernst Werner Techow (b. 1901, Berlin) was a member of a far-right political group in Germany and harboured anti-Semitic views. In 1922, he was convicted for taking part in the assassination of Walther Rathenau, the Jewish Foreign Minister of Germany during the Weimar Republic. Following the assassination he changed beliefs and after his release from prison in 1927, he joined the French Foreign Legion and later embarked on helping Jews escape from occupied France.

Personal facts

Given name
Ernst Werner
Family name
Techow
Birth place
Germany

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