Rudolf Ferdinand Haase
Rudolph was shot by Polish insurgents while under arrest in woods on the Ratibor - Rybnik road. His father wrote an account of the murder the following month. In the wake of the Upper Silesian plebycite, Rudolph had been aboard a train carrying German refugees out of what had just become Polish territory. The train was travelling under a safe conduct pass signed by the Polish commander and escorted by three Italian officers and fifty French soldiers. So shocking were both the breach of protocol and the murder that the French Ambassador in Berlin raised it with the German Chancellor four days later, mentioning Rudolph by name.
Sources (click here for generic source information)
Lederfabrik F. Haase 1766-1916. Gedenkschrift zum 150Jährigen Bestehen der Lederfabrik F. Haase in Rybnik E.Zivier, 1916;
Kaethe Danziger (geb. Halberstaedter)’s "Henriette Prager" notes;
Dr Fritz Kassel quoted in archive.org - Georg Wiener Collection, pages 391-392;
Account of his death by his father (English version);
Photo of Charlotte, Ernst and Rudolf: forum.zapomniany.rybnik.pl;
Photo of Ernst and Rudolf: Haase family collection;
sbc.org.pl - Bulletin de Presse of the Commission Interalliee de Gouvernement et de Plebiscite de Haute-Silesie, 24 May 1921;
sbc.org.pl - Leobschützer Kreisblatt, Jg. 80, St. 19, 1922.
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