Lagi Ballestrem


Lagi Ballestrem-Solf (née So'oa'emalelagi Solf) born Vailima, Upolu, Samoa August 31, 1909 (d. 1945). Samoan-born German Countess. Member of Solf Circle, a Nazi resistance group. Helped rescue many Jews. Imprisoned, 1944; died before war ended.


I do not think of the past, since it has lost its meaning. The world has learned nothing from it—neither the butcher, nor the victim or the spectator. Our time is like a dance of death, few understand its uncanny rhythm. All whirl around bewildered, without seeing the abyss.” (Wikipedia; photo