Hertz, Heinrich b. February 22, 1857 d. January 1, 1894 Physicist. Proved that electromagnetic waves, as proposed by Maxwell, actually exist. His father's family was Jewish but converted to Lutheranism, though his wife and daughters were forced by the Nazis to leave Germany as a result in the 1930s. He studied engineering and science in Dresden, Munich, and Berlin, receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Berlin in 1880. He began his academic career as a lecturer at the...[Read More] (Bio by: Kenneth Gilbert) Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany Plot: Q 24, 53-58
Kieling, Wolfgang b. March 16, 1924 d. October 7, 1985 Actor. Born in Berlin, Germany, he began appearing in films as a child and went on to be an International figure in both films and television. Some of his most memorable movie credits include "Damals in Paris" (1956), "Time of the Innocent" (1964). "Torn Curtain" (1966), "Dead Run" (1967), "Amsterdam Affair" (1968) and "Out of Order" (1984). For German television, he appeared on "Derrick", "Don Quijote", "Harte 10", "Der Anwalt" and "Patrik Pacard". He died in Hamburg, Germany, at age 61. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: stomach cancer Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany Plot: AD 4, 3-4
Lothar, Hanns b. April 10, 1929 d. March 11, 1967 Actor. Brother of the actors Horst-Michael Neutze and Günther Neutze. Between 1959 and 1965 he was married to Ingrid Andree. He made is stage debut at age 12. He played his roles from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams with great ease. In 1955 he played his first movie role in "Das heiße Herz." He was awarded the Bundesfilmpreis in silver (German movie award) for his role in "The Buddenbrooks" in 1959 and in 1961 in gold for 'Der letzte Zeuge' (The Last Witness). In 1961 he played James Cagney's...[Read More] (Bio by: Lutetia) Cause of death: Kidney failure Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany Plot: AC 11, 96
Lunts, Lev b. May 2, 1901 d. May 9, 1924 Playwright. He was a member of the Serapion Brothers, a literary group that flourished in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg, Russia) during the early 1920's. Suffering from what was probably kidney disease, Lunts emigrated to Germany in 1923 and spent the remainder of his short life in hospitals and sanitariums. He died in Eppendorf one week after his 23rd birthday. He left behind two plays which were published and performed after his death, "City of Truth" (1929) and "Beyond the Law" (1930)...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany Plot: Section ZZ, 10, No. 625 (Jewish section)
Meyen, Harry b. August 31, 1924 d. April 15, 1979 German motion picture and television actor and director. Appeared in "Liebling der Gotter"(Sweetheart of the Gods) (1960), "Frauenarzt Dr. Sibelius" (Dr. Sibelius) (1962), "Gruft mit dem Ratselschlob, Die" (Curse of the Hidden Vault) (1964), and "Paris brule-t-il?" (Is Paris Burning) (1966). TV appearances include "Der Kommissar" (1969). Cause of death: Suicide Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany Plot: BO63 (864)
Meysel, Inge b. May 30, 1910 d. July 10, 2004 German Television and Screen Actress. She was one of the most beloved television actresses in Germany. She was nicknamed "the mother of the nation". She leaved Germany during Hitler's rise to power, because his father was jewish. Among others, she appeared in TV series such as "Die Zeit und die Conways," "Engel Schau Heinwärts," "Gertrud Stratnitzki," "Die Unverbesserlichen," "Mrs. Harris Ein Kleid Von Dior," "Polizeiruf 110" and "Heimatgeschichten". In cinema, she worked on "Der Fall Rabanser"...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany Plot: Ashes buried near her husband John Olden. Grave P8 (231-232).
Raab, Kurt b. 1941 d. 1988 Actor. Born in the Czech Republic, he began his career performing in the West German Theatre and made his cinema debut in Fassbinder's "Liebe ist kälter als der Tod" (1969). He appeared and collaborated in over thirty films to include "Der Amerikanische Soldat" (1970), "Faustrecht der Freiheit" (1975), "Bolwieser" (1977), "Tricheurs" (1984) and "Motten im Licht" 91987). He died from AIDS related complications at age 46 in Hambreg, Germany. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany Plot: Bq 64, 371*372
Runge, Philipp Otto b. 1777 d. 1810 Artist. Born in Wolgast, Germany, he was a painter and draughtsman, noted among the best Romanticism era artist. His artistic talent began in 1797, when he took drawing lessons under Joachim Herterich. He studied at the Copenhagen art academy, also studied Italian Renaissance and Dutch painting in Dresden and worked as an independent artist. By the early 1800s, he began developing his color theory and painted numerous large format pictures, including "The Hülsenbeck Children". In 1809, his...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany Plot: Gedächtnisfriedhof
Schumacher, Fritz b. 1869 d. 1947 Architect. Born in Hamburg, Germany, he was an architect, urban planner and a interior designer at the Technical University in Dresden. He constructed many municipal buildings and his achievements are still visible in the districts of Hamburg today. They include the Museum für Völkerkunde, Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte, Projekt Naturhistorisches Museum and Bücherhalle am Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany Plot: Gedächtnisfriedhof
Timm, Hein b. 1908 d. 1985 Musician. Born in Hamburg, Germany, he was a singer, musician and a songwriter, most noted for his German style folk music. During the 1960s to 1970s, his many hit records included "Rauf und runder", "Lot di man Tied", "Super Stimmungs Knuller", De Hamburger" and "Haifischbar". He was also a popular actor, appearing in the films "Das hab ich in Paris" (1960), "Na dann prost" (1962), "Das Pfeiffers ist Ball (1966) and the German TV series "Die Drehscheibe". He died at age 77 in Norderstedt...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany Plot: D 20, 114
Vahl, Henry b. October 26, 1897 d. July 21, 1977 Actor. He was born in Stralsund as son of a fisherman and discovered his love for the stage while working at the docks in Kiel. From 1915 on he played several small roles on stages in Dresden, Berlin and Lübeck. In 1958 he replaced a sick colleague at the Ohnsorg-Theatre in Hamburg. In the following decades he played the role of the grandfather with dry humor in more than 100 plays. He became known nationwide because of the broadcasting of the plays by NDR television. His most famous were "...[Read More] (Bio by: Lutetia) Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany Plot: AD 5, 158-159
Veigel, Werner b. November 9, 1928 d. May 2, 1995 Television Journalist. After school he worked at a travel agency and started his radio career at a radio station in the Netherlands in 1950. From 1954 on he worked for the NWDR (North-West German Broadcasting Corporation) in Hamburg where he met Karl-Heinz Köpcke. He became broadcaster in german TV in 1961 and five years later Köpcke called him to ARD TV to become newsreader for the german news show "Tagesschau" ("View of the day"). In 1987 he followed Köpcke as head newsreader of the "...[Read More] (Bio by: Lutetia) Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany
von Luckner, Capt. Felix 'Der Seeteufel' b. June 9, 1881 d. April 14, 1966 Naval officer and Sailor. Full name: Felix Graf von Luckner. Noted for commanding the German commerce raider SMS Seeadler (Sea Eagle) during World War I, from 1916-1917 with great success yet minimal casualties. Born into a noble family he always wanted to be a sailor--so much so that he ran away to sea at the age of 13, rather than follow the family tradition of serving in the cavalry. He was almost lost at sea on his first trip, falling overboard, but was rescued by the first mate...[Read More] (Bio by: Kenneth Gilbert) Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany Plot: AB 13, 89-90
Ward, Sgt. James Allen b. June 14, 1919 d. September 15, 1941 World War II Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in New Zealand, he served as a Sergeant co-pilot in the 75th Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force. On the night of July 7, 1941, after an air mission on Munster, Germany, Sergeant Ward was co-pilot of his Wellington bomber, when his plane was attacked by a German Messerschmitt fighter. The attack opened a fuel tank in the starboard wing and caused a fire at the rear of the starboard engine. Sergeant Ward at great risk, crawled out through the narrow...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany Plot: CWCG Plot 5A. A1. 9.