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Anna Elisabet Weirauch
(August 7, 1887 - December 21, 1970) Germany

Anna Weirauch



Born in Galatz, Rumania, as the youngest of 4 children, Anna, her sister, and her mother moved to Germany when her father died in 1891, settling to Berlin where Anne studied acting and, between 1906 and 1914, was a member of Max Reinhardt's ensemble of the Deutsches Theater.

She started writing plays but later moved to novels. Since the mid 20s for the rest of her life she lived with Helena Geisenhainer, a Dutch woman 10 years her junior. In 1933 they both moved from Berlin Schöneberg to Gastag in Upper Bavaria.

After the Second World War, she moved to Munich and later returned to Berlin, one year before she died.

Weirauch wrote prolifically, including plays, novellas and novels. She is best remembered for her three-volume lesbian novel Der Skorpion (The Scorpion) set during the Weimar Republic.


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