Helene Gotthold was born in Dortmund, Germany in December 31, 1896. Helene and her husband were Jehovah's Witnesses.
Helene's husband was arrested in 1936. In 1937 the Gestapo arrested Helene. She was beaten and lost her unborn baby. Helen was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.
On their release from prison Helene and her husband were reunited with their family. However, in February 1944 they were imprisoned once more.
Helene and five other Jehovah’s Witnesses were sentenced to death for illegally holding Bible meetings and 'undermining the nation's morale'.