She is the great unknown in Bad Saarow: Maria Daelen was an emancipated woman, a doctor in the resistance and a successful health politician on the international stage. She captivated people with her personality. She lived in her Saarow house in the middle of the actors’ and artists’ colony Meckerndorf in the 1930s and 1940s together with her life partner Wilhelm Furtwängler. She celebrated summer nights at Lake Scharmützel with her friends around Käthe Dorsch. As an active doctor in the resistance against the National Socialist regime, she received members of the “20th July Resistance” here or even hid persecuted artists there. After 1945, she began a successful career as a health politician on the international stage of the WHO.
The historian Maren Richter has rediscovered her and presents her life together with the cellist Pirkko Langer in a musical-scenic reading.