Wolff, Meta

BORN 13 Aug 1902 - DIED 6 Nov 1941, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Brandenburg: Südwestkirchhof, Bahnhofstrasse (Block Charlottenburg, Gartenblock III, Gartenstelle 288)

Meta Wolff worked at the Theater in der Halberstadt at the time she married her collegue Joachim Gottschalk on 10 April 1930. In February 1933 their son Michael was born. At the gala premiere of Gottschalk's movie "Die schwedische Nachtigall " in Berlin she met Joseph Goebbels and he seemed to like her.

But the authorities found out that Meta was Jewish and she was blacklisted immediately. Gottschalk had the choice to divorce her or to enter the army and be sent to the front immediately. After he didn't divorce her he was blacklisted as well. In the fall of 1941 they received news that Meta and Michael would be deported to Theresienstadt. Gottschalk asked to be deported as well, but this request was denied by Hans Hinkel (1901-1960). After that the family committed suicide.

• Husband: Gottschalk, Joachim (1930-)


The grave of Joachim Gottschalk at the Südwestfriedhof, Stahnsdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (10 Apr 2003)


Meta Wolff – Wikipedia

Wolff, Pius Alexander

Published: 02 Jun 2019
Last update: 04 Jan 2022