Ehre, Ida

ACTOR, DIRECTOR, THEATRE MANAGER (GERMANY)
BORN 9 Jul 1900, Prerau (now Prerov, Czechia) - DIED 16 Feb 1989, Hamburg
GRAVE LOCATION Hamburg: Ohlsdorfer Friedhof (O6 (6))

Ida Ehre was the daughter of a Jewish chief cantor. She was educated in Vienna and debuted at the Stadtheater in Bielitz. She worked in Budapest, Cottbus, Bonn, Königsberg, Stuttgart and Mannheim. In 1930 she joined the Lessingtheater in Berlin.

During the period of national socialism she wasn't allowed to work. She married the non-Jewish doctor Bernhard Heyde and helped him with his work. They attempted to emigrate to Chile, but the ship they were on returned to Hamburg when the Second World War started in 1939. Later she was arrested by the Gestapo and interned at concentration camp Fühlsbüttel.

She survived and on 10 Dec 1945 she opened her Kammerspieltheater in Hamburg. From 1945 until her death she lived at the Hallerstrasse 74 in Hamburg. In 1984 she became the first female honorary citizen of Hamburg. In 1985 she published her memoirs.

Related persons
• was a friend of Weiser, Grete

Sources
Regionales Rechenzentrum : Universität Hamburg
Ida Ehre – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Ida Ehre at the Ohlsdorfer Friedhof in Hamburg.
Picture by Androom (26 Jan 2006)

 


Eichholzer, Herbert

Published: 1 Apr 2006
Last update: 1 Apr 2006