Dr. Klaus Bonhoeffer
1901 bis 1945
"Lawyer, victim of the NS dictatorship"
Klaus Bonhoeffer was syndic and manager of Lufthansa´s legal department from 1935 to 1945. Social questions interested him from an early point in his career. He was influenced by the thoughts of Max Weber and had close ties to his brother Dietrich who played a central part in church resistance to the Third Reich.
In a period in which technical development achieved enormous progress the law and justice in Germany experienced a downfall of a magnitude previously unknown.
His deep indignation about this state of affairs drove Klaus Bonhoeffer into the resistance against the national-socialist regime. In the Nazi "mopping-up" actions after the failed assassination attempt on Hitler by Colonel Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg he was arrested and executed on 23 April 1945.
The Lufthansa Training & Conference Center Seeheim was named after him in 1990.