“Wilm Hosenfeld (1895-1952), German World War II Officer was born in Mackenzell, Germany, the son of a Catholic teacher. Hosenfeld entered the German Army at the start of World War I and returned home badly injured in 1917. At the beginning of World War II his batallion went to Poland. After witnessing how the Nazis were treating Jews, Hosenfeld, a deeply religious man, decided to help them. One of those he saved was pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman, a deed later depicted in the Oscar-winning film “The Pianist”. In 1945 Hosenfeld was captured by the Russian Army and sentenced to 25 years in a labor camp. He died in captivity near Stalingrad.” - source

Wilm Hosenfeld (1895-1952), German World War II Officer was born in Mackenzell, Germany, the son of a Catholic teacher. Hosenfeld entered the German Army at the start of World War I and returned home badly injured in 1917. At the beginning of World War II his batallion went to Poland. After witnessing how the Nazis were treating Jews, Hosenfeld, a deeply religious man, decided to help them. One of those he saved was pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman, a deed later depicted in the Oscar-winning film “The Pianist”. In 1945 Hosenfeld was captured by the Russian Army and sentenced to 25 years in a labor camp. He died in captivity near Stalingrad.” - source

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