LEYSHNER Wilhelm (Leuschner)( trade unionist, member of the German resistance movement.)
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Leyshner, Wilhelm (Leuschner), (1888-1944), trade unionist, member of the German Resistance movement. Born June 15, 1888 in Bayreuth. Engraver profession. As a teenager, joined the labor movement, where he remained until the last days of life. Member of the Landtag of Hesse, in 1933 became deputy chairman of the Germanskogo of Trade Unions. At the same time criticized as Communism and National Socialism. He was arrested by members of the SA, tortured. After liberation Leyshner organized a group of trade union resistance to Nazism. To mask their political activities, he established a small trading company.
. During the 2-nd World War, cooperated with General Ludwig Beck and Carl Friedrich Goerdeler to overthrow the Nazi government and education transitional coalition government
. Arrested after the failure of the July 1944 conspiracy, Leyshner was sent to the gallows on Sept. 29, 1944.