Horst Birr

Horst Birr (17 February 1912 8 October 1943) was a German actor.[1] He appeared in more than 40 films between 1934 and 1941. Birr was a member of the Nazi Party.[2]

Horst Birr
Born(1912-02-17)17 February 1912
Leipzig, Germany
Died8 October 1943(1943-10-08) (aged 31)
Years active1934-1941

There are different accounts about his death. Some sources state that he committed suicide with his wife Hertha Jische (Jicha, 1912–1943)[3] once it became known he was half-Jewish.[4]

Selected filmography


  1. "Horst Birr". filmportal. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  2. Kay Weniger: Das große Personenlexikon des Films. Band 1, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-89602-340-3, p. 400
  3. "Horst Birr". ZVAB.com.
  4. "Horst Birr". Steffi-line.de.
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