Hanke, Helene

BORN 1 Aug 1895, Dresden, Sachsen - DIED 31 Jan 1968, München, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Nordfriedhof, Danziger Strasse (Feld 56)

Helene Hanke was the daughter of a train driver. She was an early student of Mary Wigman in 1920. She joined Wigman's group and appeared at the opera of Frankfurt am Main from 1921 onwards under the name of Bambula. There she caught the eye of the art critic Hildebranct Gurlitt. They married in 1923 and she ended her active career. She was known as Lena Gurlitt and she was the mother of Benita Gurlitt (1935-2012) and Cornelius Gurlitt (1932-2014).

• Husband: Gurlitt, Hildebrand (1923-1956, Dresden, Sachsen: Zionskirche)


The grave of Hildebrand and Cornelius Gurlitt at the Nordfriedhof, Düsseldorf.
Picture by Androom (17 Jul 2015)


Hansen, Theofil Eduard, Freiherr von

Published: 08 Nov 2020
Last update: 06 Apr 2022