2 Bergstraße 185
Karl Sobkowski (1892 – 1937) lived at Bergstraße 185. He worked as a wood stainer and polisher in the Frankfurt factory Mantz and Gerstenberger.
Karl Sobkowski was the organiser and first leader of the Roter Frontkämpferbund (Red Front Fighters' League) in Frankfurt. On the suggestion of the KPD (Communist Party of Germany), he became a member of the city parliament, where he advocated workers' rights with intelligence and energy. Sobowski became an invalid through an accident at work.
He was imprisoned in the first wave of arrests after the Nazis came to power, and was expected to be convicted for high treason.
In 1934 he was acquitted, but he died as a result of the mistreatment he had suffered in custody.