Regional Court Councilor Klüver, “head of enforcement by order of the senior public prosecutor at the “People's Court,” informed Emmy Zehden on June 9, 1944, at 11:30 a.m. that her petition for clemency had been rejected and that her death sentence would be enforced an hour and a half later. Emmy Zehden, a Jehovah's Witness, rejected any form of military service. When her nephew evaded conscription, she hid him and two other conscientious objectors. She was sentenced to death by the “People's Court” for this offense on November 19, 1943.