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Magnus Poser (1907 - 1944)

Born on January 26, 1907 in Jena, Magnus Poser completed an apprenticeship as a carpenter and, after traveling, was offered a job at the Zeiss company in 1928. Shortly before this, he had joined the KPD; he was also politically active in the Proletarian Freethinkers Association. In 1931, Poser lost his job due to a three-month prison sentence for "breach of the peace".

Due to his involvement in illegal resistance against the Nazi regime, he served more than two years in prison from 1934. After his release, Poser, together with his wife Lydia, organized a resistance group that was active in Jena and the surrounding area. In 1942, Poser, in collaboration with Theodor Neubauer and with the help of close contacts to non-communist Nazi opponents, succeeded in forming a resistance network active throughout Thuringia. In 1943/44, the group managed several large leaflet campaigns.

On July 14, 1944, Magnus Poser was arrested by the Gestapo as part of the dismantling of resistance groups. After being shot during an escape attempt from the Gestapo prison in Weimar, he died in the infirmary of Buchenwald concentration camp on July 21, 1944.

A Stumbling Stone for Magnus Poser was placed in front of Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 55 on 21.09.2022 (initiative of the Working Group Speaking Past).

Stolperstein mit roter Rose
Stolperstein für Magnus Poser in der Karl-Liebknecht-Straße

Magnus Poser lived here, born in 1907, arrested several times in the resistance / KPD, last in 1944, murdered after attempting to escape 21.7.1944 Buchenwald.


Stumbling block Magnus Poser

Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 55
07749 Jena