Adolf Althoff

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Adolf Althoff
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Spouse(s) Maria Althoff

Country Germany

Work locations
Title assistant director -
Location at Circus Adolf Althoff in Germany

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Location at Circus Adolf Althoff in Germany

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Adolf Althoff , circus director in Germany

Born 1913-06-25 in Germany dead 1998-10-14 in Germany , son of director Dominik Althoff and animal trainer Adele Althoff .

Adolf Althoff (1913–1998) was a German circus owner, animal tamer and performer who saved several people from the Holocaust by having them work and travel in his circus. A member of a 300-year-old circus family, Althoff and his story are featured in a book about Germans who saved Jews from the Holocaust (Other Germans Under Hitler by Herbert Straeten). The events of his rescue during World War II are also dramatized in a 1998 Showtime TV-movie entitled Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Families.

Althoff warned the people he rescued with the code Go Fishing. In 1995 he and his wife Maria were named Righteous Among the Nations, an Israeli honor.

He was born into the family in Sonsbeck, Germany. At age 17 he became publicity director for his families of the circus. In his twenties Althoff and his sister formed their own circus, of which he was the ringmaster for 30 years. In 1940, Althoff began five years work in concealing four members of the Danner performing family in his circus. Althoff provided the Danners with false identity papers and had the family working under pseudonyms.


Family


Total: 1 children

  1. Franz Althoff Jr.. Born: 1943-07-13.

Siblings

Siblings through the father Dominik Althoff (1883-04-08-1974-09-26):

  1. Carolina Althoff
  2. Franz Althoff
  3. Helene Althoff
  4. Jeanette Althoff
  5. Henriette Althoff

Adolf Althoff s ancestral Ahnentafel:

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Adolf Althoff
Born: 1913-06-25

Father:
Dominik

Born: 1883-04-08

Paternal Grandfather:
Adolf

Born: 1852-08-11
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Wilhem
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Anna
Paternal Grandmother:
Sabrine

Born: 1860-07-08
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Mother:
Adele

Born: 1883-04-15

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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). director Franz Althoff in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 October 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=352. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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