Cassirer, Paul

BORN 21 Feb 1871, Görlitz, Sachsen - DIED 7 Jan 1926, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Friedhof Heerstrasse, Trahkener Allee 1, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (Feld 5-C-3/4)

Studied art history in Munich and worked for the magazine "Simpliccissimus". He moved to Berlin and started a publishing and art booksellers company together with his nephew Bruno Cassirer (1872-1941). From 1901 this company was his own. He was involved with the Berliner Secession and supported young artists like Lovis Corinth. Because of his admiration of the French impressionists emperor Wilhelm II was personally angry with him.

In 1908 Cassirer started the literary publishing house "Paul Cassirer" and in 1910 he began "PAN" magazine. Also in 1910 he married the actress Tilla Durieux.

In 1914 he volunteered for World War I, but in 1916 he was declared unfit. His pacifistic sympathies even turned him in jail for a while and he lived in Bern before returning to Berlin. His son from his first marriage commited suicide in the Tiergarten in Berlin in 1919 and in 1926 he died as the result of an attempt to kill himself after a serious crisis in his marriage. His grave monument was designed by Georg Kolbe.

• Wife: Durieux, Tilla (1910-1926)

Related persons
• has a connection with Corinth, Lovis
• cooperated with Gaul, August
• cooperated with Kerr, Alfred
• cooperated with Kolbe, Georg
• has grave monument designed by Kolbe, Georg
• has a connection with Lehmbruck, Wilhelm
• has a connection with Pascin, Jules


The grave of Paul Cassirer at the Friedhof Heerstrasse, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (13 Aug 2000)


The graves of Tilla Durieux and Paul Cassirer at Friedhof Heerstrasse, Berlin.
Picture by androom (25 Aug 2006)


Baedeker Berlin, Baedeker Verlag, Stuttgart, 1994
• Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994

Castagnary, Jules

Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 25 Apr 2022