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Max Schmeling


1905 Born in Uckermark, Germany, on September 28
1924 Turns professional on August 2
1933 Marries Polish-born actress Anny Ondra
1938 Shelters teenaged sons of David Levin during Kristallnacht
1940 Drafted into Wehrmacht as a private
1941 Parachutes into war-torn Crete
1947 Returns to boxing
1954 Returns to America, visiting grave of Joe Jacobs in New York
1957 Buys Coca-Cola dealership in Hamburg-Wandsbek
1981 Helps to pay for costs of Joe Louis's funeral

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