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Paul O’Montis

Paul O’Montis was born Paul Wendel,  in Budapest on April 3rd 1894. He was brought up and spent most of his youth in Hannover before moving to Berlin in 1924, where he began performing in cabarets. He was an accomplished … Continue reading

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Berlin’s Lesbische Frauen

In 1928, Ruth Margarete Roellig wrote a guide book for visitors to Berlin. But this wasn’t just any run-of-the-mill guidebook. This was “Berlin’s Lesbische Frauen”  a comprehensive guide to the hottest and most happening lesbian bars and clubs the city … Continue reading

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Wilhelm Bendow

Wilhelm Emil Boden was born on September 29th 1884 in Einbeck, Germany. He began his stage career as a serious actor at Hamburg’s Thalia Theater, but by 1906  had moved to Berlin’s Schiller Theatre and found himself drawn to the … Continue reading

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Claire Waldoff

Clara Wortmann was born in 1884, the 11th child of a family of 16, and grew up in Gelsenkirchen. She attended a girls’ High School in Hanover, from where it was expected she would graduate and go on to study … Continue reading

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Eldorado

The Eldorado has had a complicated history in and around Schöneberg with several establishments claiming the name right up to to the present day. In 1919, a bar called Eldorado-Diele opened at Alte Jakobstraße 60, in the Kreuzberg district of … Continue reading

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