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Name: Jochen Klepper  
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Date of Birth: 22nd March 1903
Place of Birth: Beuthen an der Oder, Lower Silesia, Germany [now Bytom Odrzanski, Poland]
Profession: Writer
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Born on March 22, 1903, Jochen Klepper was the son of a Silesia Lutheran minister.

While he originally studied theology at the University of Breslau, he dropped out to become a radio journalist in Berlin before being ostracized by the Nazi party for his marriage to Johanna Stein, a Jewish widow with two daughters. He was released from his work with Berliner Funk in June 1933, and was later released from work with Ullstein Publishing House in September 1935 for the same reason. By march 1937 he had lost his license to publish his largely Christian works from the state literary office. He appealed this with a letter to Joseph Goebbels, signing his protest with a Heil Hitler, and the case was ceded.

In December 1940, he was excitedly drafted by the German Army - a bureaucratic flaw since citizens married to Jews were not to be drafted. While he did not see combat, he served in a supply unit for forces through Bulgaria, Poland and Russia before being discharged in 1942 to tend to his wife.

On December 10, 1942, after Adolf Eichmann refused a Visa for the couple's second daughter, the three of them commit suicide by turning on a gas valve - Jochen writing in his journal just before they died Tonight we die together. Over us stands in the last moments the image of the blessed Christ who surrounds us. With this view we end our lives. After their death, the diary was given by Jochen's sister Hildegard, to the Allied trial against Adolf Eichmann where they were used as evidence against him (Session 51).

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