Tag Archives: Kurt Tucholsky

Paul Graetz

Paul Graetz was one of the biggest male stars of the Weimar cabaret era. He was born on July 2nd 1890 in Glogau, in the west of Poland. (image: virtual-history.com) He made his acting debut in 1911 at the Neuen … Continue reading

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Trude Hesterberg

Gertrud Johanna Dorothea Helene Hesterberg was born on May 2nd 1892, in Berlin. She was first taught to sing by her opera-singer aunt and began her formal classical training in August 1911 at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin. She made her stage … Continue reading

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Kate Kühl

Elfriede Katharina Nehrupt was born December 16th 1899 in Cologne, Germany. Encouraged by her doctor father she came to Berlin aged 19, shortly after the first world war, to study classical music and song at the Stern Conservatory. Fiercely political … Continue reading

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Rosa Valetti

Rosa Vallentin was born in Berlin in March 1878. She was an actress, cabaret performer and singer whose career started in suburban Berlin theatre and graduated to cabaret after meeting political satirist and writer Kurt Tucholsky. (Image filmportal.de) In 1920 … Continue reading

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