Heinrich Spliedt

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Heinrich Spliedt (* 13 May 1910 in Karlshorst; † 6 June 1959 in Meerbusch-Büderich) was a German resistance fighter against National Socialism.


Heinrich Spliedt was the son of Franz Spliedt, a member of the Reichstag. He passed his Abitur in 1929 and then studied economics at the Friedrich-Wilhelms University. In May 1933 he graduated with a degree in economics. Like his father, he belonged to the SPD (from 1928), and was also a member of the Reichsbanner Schwarz-Rot-Gold and the Sozialistische Studentenschaft. Together with Karl König, he founded a dummy company in 1933 for the production of the Roter Stoßtrupp and forwarded the material to the distributors.[1]

After a house search was carried out in the Spliedts’ apartment in October 1933, he was arrested on 29 December 1933 and remanded in the Lehrter Straße cellular prison. On 27 August 1934 he was sentenced by the People’s Court to one and a half years in prison, which he served in Tegel prison. After his imprisonment he contacted Karl König again. But when the two were warned that their meetings were being watched by the Gestapo, he withdrew from resistance work.

From 1939 to 1945 he was in World War II, where he served as a clerk and other duties.

After the end of the war he rejoined the SPD. He worked as a department head in various companies.


  • Dennis Egginger-Gonzalez: Der Rote Stoßtrupp. An early left-wing socialist resistance group against National Socialism. Lukas Verlag, Berlin 2018, ISBN 978-3-86732-274-4, p. 506 f.

Individual references

  1. Hans-Rainer Sandvoß: Die “andere” Reichshauptstadt: Widerstand aus der Arbeiterbewegung in Berlin von 1933 bis 1945. Lukas Verlag, 2007, ISBN 978-3-936872-94-1, p. 80( [accessed 7 October 2018]).