Bosseljon, Berndt

BORN 2 Aug 1893, Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 23 Sep 1977, Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen
GRAVE LOCATION Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Hauptfriedhof, Heideckstrasse 127 (Neuer Teil, Feld 18, Nr. 233-235)

Berndt Bosseljon was educated at the conservatory in Krefeld from 1912 to 1915. During the First World War he was in the army. From 1923 to 1925 he lived in Berlin, where the painter Conrad Felixmüller and the author Carl Sternheim were his friends.

For several years he worked as a music teacher, but after the nazis came to power he was refused a position as a teacher because it was known that he didn't sympathize with the NSDAP. After the war he worked for a few more years in Krefeld as a teacher. After that he mainly worked as a composer and he wrote articles for the Rheinischen Post.

From the 1950s onwards he lived in Forstwald with his second wife Anne. He was also active as a poet and as a painter, but he was best known for his church music. He died in 1977 in Krefeld.

Related persons
• was a friend of Felixmüller, Conrad
• knew Sternheim, Carl


The grave of Berndt Bosseljon at the Hauptfriedhof, Krefeld.
Picture by Androom (10 Dec 2016)


Bosset, Vera de

Published: 11 Dec 2016
Last update: 25 Apr 2022