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Eva Margarete, gen. Grete Cohn (born Brasch)

Margarete Cohn © OTFW
LOCATION
Vionvillestr. 21

DISTRICT
Steglitz-Zehlendorf – Steglitz
STONE WAS LAID
12/01/2005

BORN
02/06/1891 in Berlin
OCCUPATION
Sozialarbeiterin
DEPORTATION
on the 6th of March 1943 to Auschwitz
MURDERED
in Auschwitz

Eva Margarete Cohn (known as Grete), née Brasch, was the daughter of Adolf Brasch and his wife Frieda, née David. Grete’s father was the owner of a private bank in Prenzlau. He and his wife committed suicide in 1905, and Grete was sent to live with relatives in Berlin. She attended a teacher training college and became a teacher. In 1921 she married Rudolf Erwin Cohn and became a welfare worker for the city of Berlin. In 1933 she lost her job under the new race laws and became an accountant for the B’nai B’rith old people’s home, a Jewish welfare organization.
Her daughter Frieda-Lore (born 1923), a pupil at the Markus school in Steglitz, managed to emigrate with the Youth Aliyah to Palestine in 1938. She died there in July 2005.
Eva Margarete Cohn, née Brasch, and her husband were deported from Levetzowstraße to Auschwitz on 6 March 1943 and murdered.


Biographical Compilation

Initiative Steglitz

English Translation

Charlotte Kreutzmüller