She was a Nazi resistance fighter and belonged to Red Orchestra group. She studied law at Munich and she met Helmuth Himpel a dentist who became her fiancee, She was a half Jew and was not allowed to marry him as per Nazi govt laws. When Nazis came to power her father lost his job and she had to take up a job and started living with her fiancee. She actively took part in anti Nazi activities such as writing and displaying such posters. She was arrested by Gestapo on 17 sept 1942 and was tried by Reich Military tribunal and sentenced to death. She was executed at Plotzensee prison at Berlin in Aug 1943.