Hilarius Gilges (1909-1933) was the son of a black Rhine boatman and a textile worker from Düsseldorf. At the age of 16, he became an active anti-fascist as a member of the KPD. He joins the Agitprop troupe Nordwest Ran! under the direction of Wolfgang Langhoff. After the Nazis seize power, he is abducted from their shared apartment in Düsseldorf’s Old Town in front of his wife and children and murdered by so-called auxiliary police officers of the SA and SS.

Speaker: Kofie Boachie