Blumenthal-Weiss, Ilse

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Blumenthal-Weiss, Ilse Gender: F
Ilse Rosa Clementine Weiss
born on 14 October 1899 at 09:15 (= 09:15 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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German-Jewish poet, a survivor of Westerbork and Theresienstadt concentration camps, she wrote largely about the Holocaust.

She published her first volume of poems, Gesicht und Maske ("Face and Mask"), in 1929, the same year she married Herbert Blumenthal, a dentist. She corresponded with the Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke, and their letters were published in Briefe aus Muzot in 1935.

In 1937, being Jewish, Blumenthal-Weiss fled Nazi Germany. She moved to the Netherlands, but she and her daughter, Miriam, were eventually deported to Westerbork and then Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1944. Her husband and son, Peter, were killed in the Auschwitz and Mauthausen concentration camps respectively. In 1947, after the war, Blumenthal-Weiss and her daughter emigrated to the United States, settling in New York City.

While living in New York, she published three more collections of poetry: Das Schlüsselwunder (1954; "The Key Miracle"), Mahnmal (1957; "Memorial"), and Ohnesarg (1984; "Coffinless"). Most of the poems contained therein focus on the Holocaust and its victims. She also worked as a librarian at the Leo Baeck Institute, New York. She died on 10 August 1987, aged 87, in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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  • Relationship : Marriage 1929 (Herbert Blumenthal)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1929 (Debut volume of poems, "Gesicht und Maske")
  • Family : Change residence 1937 (Moved to Netherlands)
  • Family : Change residence 1947 (Moved to USA)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Archives.


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Fled from Nazi Germany to Netherlands then USA)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Concentration camp (Westerbork and Theresienstadt, survivor)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Education : Librarian
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet