Dohnanyi, Christine von

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Dohnanyi, Christine von Gender: F
Susanne Christine Renate Hildegard Bonhoeffer
born on 26 October 1903 at 01:30 (= 01:30 AM )
Place Königsberg/Ostpreussen, Germany, 54n43, 20e30
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 01°25' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 05°45 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 10°35'

Christine von Dohnanyi (grave)
photo: Z thomas, license cc-by-sa-3.0


German resistance fighter against Nazism, the daughter of Karl Bonhoeffer, the sister of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the wife of Hans von Dohnanyi, the latter two men were both executed by the Nazis in 1945.

She married Hans von Dohnanyi in 1925. Her daughter Barbara von Dohnanyi was born in 1926. Her first son Klaus von Dohnanyi was born in 1928, her second son Christoph von Dohnányi in 1929.

Christine von Dohnanyi took part in all resistance activities of her husband Hans von Dohnanyi and supported his activities. Beside her husband and her brother Dietrich Bonhoeffer, she was arrested by the Gestapo on 5 April 1943 on suspicion of treason. She was released after a few weeks then tried to obtain the release of her husband and brother.

After Berlin's capitulation, the Allies granted her the status of a "victim of fascism" on 27 June 1945. Christine von Dohnanyi died on 2 February 1965 in Kassel at age 61.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • has other family relationship with Bonhoeffer, Emmi (born 13 May 1905). Notes: Siblings-in-law
  • has other family relationship with Schleicher, Rüdiger (born 14 January 1895). Notes: Siblings-in-law


  • Death of Sibling 9 April 1945 (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, executed by Nazis)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death of Mate 9 April 1945 (Hans von Dohnanyi, hanged by Nazis)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry (1903, no. 2076).


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Father, Karl Bonhoeffer, neurologist)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Vocation : Law : Spy/ Counter agent (Resistance activist)