BORN 11 May 1905, Salzburg - DIED 15 Mar 1966, Saalfeld|
REAL NAME Bernheim, Margarete
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Städtischer Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde, Gudrunstrasse, Lichtenberg (Pergolenweg)
Grete Weiskopf was born in Salzburg as Margarete Bernheim. She came from a poor family and worked as a shop assistant and a typist before she moved to Berlin in 1925. There she became a member of the German communist party KPD. Her first youth book "Edu und Unku" was about social problems in the big cities and was a worldwide succes.
In 1928 she married the author Franz Weiskopf and in 1933 they left Germany after the nazis came to power. During the Second World War they lived in New York. In 1949 her husband became a diplomat for the DDR and they lived in Prague, China and Sweden. In 1953 they returned to Berlin. There she wrote several more youth books under the name of Alex Wedding.
Husband: Weiskopf, Franz Carl (1928-)
Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994
Hoffmann, Joachim, Berlin Friedrichsfelde, Ein Deutscher Nationalfriedhof, Das Neue Berlin, Berlin, 2001