Residence of Gertrud Kolmar

District: Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Address before 1945: Ahornallee 37
Address today: Ahornallee 37, 14050 Berlin

A plaque at this address recalls the fact that the poet Gertrud Kolmar (1894–1943) lived in the building that formerly stood at this site from January 1939 until her deportation.
Together with her father Ludwig, she was housed on the second floor of what was then a “Judenhaus” (or “Jew-House”).
For the sake of her father, she had initially rejected emigration. She was obliged to work as a forced laborer in a box factory. In September 1942, her father was deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp, where he died. On 2 March 1943, she herself was deported to the Auschwitz death camp, where she was murdered that same month.

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