Gretel Wetzel

Female16 March 1943–20 December 1985

Brief Life History of Gretel

Gretel Wetzel was born on 16 March 1943, in Germany. She died on 20 December 1985, in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, at the age of 42.

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    World Events (3)

    1945 · Nuremberg War-Crime Trials

    Age 2

    On June 7, 1945, the Nuremberg trials begin, and last into the following year. The tribunal tried 24 Nazi officials and put 12 to death by hanging. In total, there were 216 court hearings.


    Age 9

    Peasants and miners overthrow military regime. Victor Paz Estenssoro returns from exile to become president and introduces social and economic reforms, including universal suffrage, nationalization of tin mines and land redistribution, and improves education and the status of indigenous peoples.


    Age 21

    Vice-President Rene Barrientos stages military coup.

    Name Meaning

    German: from a pet form of the personal name Werner . Compare Whetsel and Whetzel .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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