Conta, Isolde von

BORN 7 Jul 1907, Wiesbaden, Hessen - DIED 16 Jan 1981, München, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION Weimar, Thüringen: Historischer Friedhof (Alter Friedhof, Neuer Friedhof, Friedhof vor dem Frauentor), Poseckscher Garten

Isolde von Conta came from a family of Huegenots and descended from Goethe's friend Karl Friedrich Anton von Conta. She grew up in Ostpreussen and studied singing and acting. She lived in Paris, where she published her first volume of poetry. In later years she lived in Munich. In 1969 "Insel im Ostwind" was published, in which she described the end of the Second World War at the isle of Rügen. Her married name was Hoffmann.


The grave of Isolde von Conta at the Friedhof vor dem Frauentor, Weimar.
Picture by Androom (04 Mar 2009)


Coombs, Robert

Published: 18 Nov 2017
Last update: 17 Feb 2022