Home of Else Ansbach, née Ring

District: Tempelhof-Schöneberg
Address before 1945: Peter-Strasser-Weg 22
Address today: Peter-Strasser-Weg 22, 12101 Berlin

Else Ring (1887–1942) was born as the daughter of the doctor Max Ring and his wife Ida. With her marriage to Oskar Ansbach in 1909, she assumed her husband’s last name. After the end of the First World War, the couple moved with their two children from Tarnowitz in Galicia to the capital of the German Empire. From 1922 they lived at Peter-Strasser-Weg 22. Else Ansbach was interested in philosophy and literature. She wrote poems and had close political ties to the labor movement. By intervening with the authorities, she was able to secure the release from prison of her son Herbert, who had been arrested as a Communist in 1936. In 1938, her daughter Ruth emigrated. On 26 October 1942, Else und Oskar Ansbach were deported from Berlin and murdered three days later in the Riga Ghetto.

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