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Dora Diamant
Original name: Dora Lask
Birth: Mar. 4, 1898, Poland
Death: Aug. 15, 1952, England

Actress and last love of Frank Kafka. She was born in Pabianice, Poland and died in England. In July 1923, she was a volunteer for the Berlin Jewish Peoples Homes vacation camp on the Baltic Sea when she met the writer Franz Kafka. After returning to Prague, Kafka moved to Berlin, and later to the sanatorium outside Vienna where he died in her arms on June 3, 1924. In the late 1920s, she studied theater at the Dumont Drama Academy in Dusseldorf and worked as a professional actress. In the 1930s, she joined the German Communist Party. She escaped Germany with her daughter in 1936, joining her husband in Soviet Russia. After he was arrested and sent to the Far East during Stalin's purges in 1937, she left the Soviet Union to England. In London, she helped to found the Friends of Yiddish, working to keep the Yiddish language and culture alive. In 1999, her living relatives from Israel and Germany gathered at her gravesite for a stonesetting. She died of a kidney failure at Plaistow Hospital in east London on August 15, 1952. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
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 Children:
  Franziska Marianne Lask (1934 - 1982)*
 
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Cause of death: Kidney failure
 
Burial:
East Ham Jewish Cemetery
East Ham
London Borough of Newham
Greater London, England
Plot: Section XC-15-1083
 
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Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Jan 26, 2006
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Dora Diamant
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Rest In Peace, Dora!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Sep. 7, 2014

- DENA ANN
 Added: Aug. 15, 2014
Rest In Peace
- poddop
 Added: Aug. 15, 2014
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