Karlrobert Kreiten

Karlrobert Kreiten was regarded as one of the most significant pianists of his generation. While in Berlin on a concert tour in March of 1943, and under the impression made by the German defeat at Stalingrad, he told a friend of his mother‘s that he thought the war was lost. He called Hitler an “insane man.” The woman denounced Karlrobert Kreiten. The “People's Court,” presided over by Roland Freisler , sentenced him to death on September 3, 1943, for·“subversion of the war effort, aiding the enemy, and defeatist statements.” Four days later, Karlrobert Kreiten was hanged in Plötzensee prison.