The "John-Schehr-Straße" has it's name since 1974. On October 9th 1896, John Schehr was born as a working class child in Hamburg. He joined the social democratic party of Germany in 1912 but changed to communist party in 1920. He becomes one of it's leaders and was elected to the "Reichstag" (national parliament). After communist party's chairmen Ernst Thälmann's arrest, Schehr becomes the new leader. Soon after he has to immerse because of Nazi terror in Germany. Nazi security guards arrest him in November 1933 and kill John Schehr on November 1st 1934.