Weiskopf, Franz Carl

POET (GERMANY)
BORN 3 Apr 1900, Praha - DIED 14 Sep 1955, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Städtischer Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde, Gudrunstrasse, Lichtenberg (Pergolenweg)

Franz Weiskopf was the son a german jewish bank assistant and a czech mother. He bisited German schools in Prague and studied German Studies and History in that city. In 1923 he was promoted. He had joined the communist party in Czechoslovakia in 1921 and in 1926 he visited the Soviet Union.

In 1928 he moved to Berlin, where he married Grete Bernheim, better known as the author Alex Wedding. He worked for the Berlin am Morgen newspaper and in 1930 he attended a conference of revolutionary authors in Charkow together with Anna Seghers.

After the nazis came to power in 1933 he returned to Prague and in 1939 he moved to the USA. After the war he returned from New York to Germany and he worked as a diplomat for Czechoslovakia in Stockhol and China. In 1952 he returned to Prague and in 1953 he and Grete settled in East Berlin. There he published a magazine together with Willy Bredel. He died in 1955.

Family
• Wife: Weiskopf, Grete

Related persons
• was a friend of Becher, Johannes Robert
• was a friend of Seghers, Anna

Sources
Franz Carl Weiskopf – Wikipedia
Wochenzeitung Jungle World
Biographie FCW

Images

The grave of Franz and Grete Weiskopf at the Städtischer Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (14 Nov 2004)

 

The grave of Franz and Grete Weiskopf at the Städtischer Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (14 Nov 2004)

 


Weiskopf, Grete

Published: 13 Jun 2011
Last update: 13 Jun 2011