This Day in Jewish History / Gottschalk Family Commits Suicide Rather Than Let Nazis Split Them Apart

The Nazis ordered celebrated actor Joachim Gottschalk to divorce his Jewish wife, whose hand Goebbels had kissed. He refused.

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On November 6, 1941, the German actor Joachim Gottschalk and his German-Jewish wife, Meta Wolff, killed themselves and their 8-year-old son, Michael, rather than have the family split up, with Meta and the...