Felix Halle, J.D.

Lawyer, communist, sexual penal code reformer

In 1918, Halle became a professor of law at the University of Berlin..] In 1922, he joined the Communist Party (KPD), and in 1928 he served as the KPD's representative in the state judicial court (Staatsgerichtshof).

He fought together with colleagues at the Institute for reform of the penal code (with respect to homosexuality and abortion) and changes in marriage and family law. Halle participated in congresses of the World League for Sexual Reform. He was arrested in 1933 and then emigrated to France. In 1937, he went to Moscow; in 1938 he was condemned to death and shot.