Bohnke-Von Mendelssohn, Lilli

VIOLINIST (GERMANY)
BORN 30 Nov 1897, Berlin - DIED 11 May 1928, Pasewalk, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (near)
CAUSE OF DEATH car crash
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Landeseigener Friedhof Dahlem, Königin-Luise-Straße 57 (Feld 1 (Ehrengrab))

Lilli Bohnke was a daughter of the banker Franz von Mendelssohn (1865-1935) and his wife Marie Westphal (1867-1957). She studied the violin under Carl Flesch and Georg Kulenkampff. On 2 September 1919 she married Emil Bohnke, a composer, conductor and violist. They had three children.

In 1928 they both died during a car crash near Pasewalk in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern where they were looking for a holiday destination for their children. They were buried at the Landeseigener Friedhof Dahlem in Berlin.

Family
• Father: Mendelssohn, Franz von
• Husband: Bohnke, Emil (1919-1928)

Images

The grave of Emil Bohnke and Lilli Bohnke-Von Mendelssohn at the Landeseigener Friedhof Dahlem, Berlin.
Picture by androom (24 Aug 2006)

 

Sources
• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2006
Wikipedia (DE)


Boieldieu, François-Adrien

Published: 16 Jul 2023
Last update: 16 Jul 2023