Stadelheim Prison

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Stadelheim Prison, in Munich's Giesing district, is one of the largest prisons in Germany. thumb Founded in 1894, it was the site of many executions, particularly by guillotine during the Nazi period.

Notable inmates

  • Ludwig Thoma, in 1906 served a six-week prison sentence for insulting the morality associations.
  • Kurt Eisner, after the January strike, imprisoned from summer until 14 October 1918;
  • Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley, the assassin of Kurt Eisner 'Minister President' of Bavaria. He served his sentence in cell 70, and in 1924 was evicted from his cell to make way for Adolf Hitler.
  • Gustav Landauer, killed on 2 May 1919.
  • Eugen Leviné, killed on 5 July 1919.
  • Ernst Toller, imprisoned, 1919-1924.
  • Ernst Röhm was imprisoned before his execution by Hitler during Night of the Long Knives. A former SA-Stabschef (Chief of Staff), he was shot on 1 July 1934 in cell 70.
  • Peter von Heydebreck, a career Nazi, during the Röhm-Putsch in 1934 he was imprisoned and killed by the SS.
  • Leo Katzenberger, guillotined on 2 June 1942 for violating the Nazi Rassenschutzgesetz, or Racial Protection Law. The judge at the infamous Katzenberger Trial, Oswald Rothaug condemned him despite a lack of evidence.
  • Hans Scholl, a member of the White Rose resistance movement was executed on 22 February 1943.
  • Sophie Scholl, a member of the 'White Rose resistance movement', was executed 22 February 1943.
  • Christoph Probst, a member of the 'White Rose resistance movement', was executed on 22 February 1943.
  • Alexander Schmorell, a member of the 'White Rose resistance movement', was executed on 13 July 1943.
  • Kurt Huber, a member of the 'White Rose resistance movement', was executed on July 13, 1943.
  • Willi Graf, a member of the 'White Rose resistance movement', was executed on 12 October 1943.
  • Friedrich Ritter von Lama, known Catholic journalist, listening in on Vatican Radio. Murdered in February 1944.
  • Hans Conrad Leipelt, was a member of the 'White Rose resistance movement', was executed on January 29, 1945.
  • Dieter Zlof, the kidnapper of Richard Oetker was here (circa 1977) until his transfer to Straubing.
  • Konstantin Wecker, musician, 1995 pre-trial detention for cocaine use.
  • Karl-Heinz Wildmoser Sr., former president of the TSV 1860 Munich football team. Imprisoned circa 2002.
  • MOK, Berliner Rapper, imprisoned 2003-04.
  • Oliver Shanti, imprisoned since 2008.
  • John Demjanjuk, suspected war criminal. Imprisoned 2009.
  • Gerhard Gribkowsky, chief risk officer of Munich-based bank BayernLB, the former chairman of SLEC. Imprisoned 2010.
  • Breno Borges, Well known footballer and former Bayern Munich Player. Imprisoned 2012.
  • Beate Zschäpe, accused member of National Socialist Underground (NSU), awaiting trial in Munich between 2013 and 2014, March 2013.

Statistics about the prison

  • Size: 14 hectares
  • Capacity of prison: ca. 1,500 prisoners (possible maximum 2,100)
  • Highest number of prisoners: November 9, 1993 with 1,969 prisoners
  • Executions 1895 to 1927: 14 (including Gustav Landauer and Eugen Levine)
  • Executions 1933 to 1945: at least 1,035 (including Ernst Röhm and the members of the White Rose resistance movement, i.e. Sophie Scholl, Hans Scholl and Christoph Probst; Alex Schmorell, Willi Graf and Prof. Kurt Huber. Also Hans Conrad Leipelt from the White Rose in Hamburg who was beheaded in January 1945 for reproducing and distributing the sixth and final White Rose leaflet which was written by Kurt Huber)



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