|Birth name||Wilhelm Adalbert Hosenfeld|
|Born||2 May 1895|
Mackenzell, Prussia, German Empire
|Died||13 August 1952 (aged 57)|
Stalingrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Allegiance|| German Empire|
|Service/branch|| Imperial German Army|
Nazi Germany Army
|Years of service||1914–1917|
|Unit||Guard Battalion 660|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
World War II
|Awards||Order of Polonia Restituta (posthumous)|
Righteous Among the Nations
Wilhelm Adalbert Hosenfeld (German pronunciation: [ˈvɪlm ˈhoːzənfɛlt]; 2 May 1895 – 13 August 1952) was a German Army officer who by the end of the Second World War was promoted to Hauptmann (Captain).
He helped to hide or rescue several Polish people, including Jews, in Nazi-German occupied Poland, and helped Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman to survive, hidden, in the ruins of Warsaw during the last months of 1944.
In October 2007, Hosenfeld was honored by the president of Poland Lech Kaczyński with a Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Wilm Hosenfeld, A Man Of courage
- – The story of Wilm Hosenfeld
- Comment on Hosenfeld in conjunction with Roman Polanski's filmThe Pianist
- Page on Wilm Hosenfeld and The Pianist on the website of Hosenfeld's grandson
- "Dziennik" 13 Oct. 2007 Archived 2007-10-21 at the Wayback Machine re posthumous award of Polonia Restituta – In Polish
- Wilm Hosenfeld at Yad Vashem website