Anni Rehborn

Biographical information

Full nameKätchen Wilhelmine Jettchen Anna "Anni"•Rehborn (-Brandt)
Used nameAnni•Rehborn
Born25 August 1904 in Langenberg, Velbert, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Died15 January 1986 in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
AffiliationsSV Bochum
NOC Germany


German swimmer Anni Rehborn was selected for the 100 backstroke and 4x100 freestyle relay at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, but for unknown reasons did not start. One year earlier she won a bronze medal at the Europeans with the 4x100 relay. In 1923 and 1924 she won German titles in the 100 freestyle, also winning the 100 backstroke in 1923-25 and 1927-29. Rehborn’s siblings Julius and Hanni competed in diving at Amsterdam.

Anni Rehborn belonged to the inner circle of Adolf Hitler. She was the wife of Dr. Karl Brandt, one of Hitler’s personal physicians. The two married on 17 March 1934, and the witnesses were Adolf Hitler himself and future General Marshall Hermann Göring. Anni became close friends with both Eva Braun and Margarete Speer, wife of Albert Speer. In 1947 Karl Brandt was tried along with 22 others at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg. He was convicted, sentenced to death by hanging, and executed in 1948.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GER Anni Rehborn
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) Germany DNS
100 metres Backstroke, Women (Olympic) DNS

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