Ella German is a Russian woman who dated Lee Harvey Oswald from January through May 1960.[1] She was a co-worker of Oswald's at the Minsk television and radio plant.[2] Oswald's disillusionment with life in the Soviet Union dates to German's rejection of his proposal of marriage,

German was photographed at a birthday party for Oswald on October 18, 1960.[1] She declined Oswald's proposal, saying that she was afraid to wed an American. Oswald concluded that German was more interested in inspiring the envy of other women, by having an American escort.[2]

Oswald spent New Year's Day 1960 with German and dated her formally for the last time in February 1960.[3] Oswald exhibited signs of a nervous breakdown after German's rejection.[4]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Search For Lee Harvey Oswald, Robert J. Groden, Penguin Studio, 1995, 48.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Oswald and the CIA: the Documented Truth About the Unknown Relationship, John Newman, Skyhorse Publishing, June 1, 2008, 149.
  3. The Warren Commission Report: Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, MacMillan Publishing, February 15, 1992, 699.
  4. Mind Control, Oswald & JFK: Were We Controlled?, Lincoln Lawrence and Kenn Thomas, Adventures Unlimited Press, 1997, 82.


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