House by the lake –

Musical-scenic reading about Maria Daelen – doctor, Nazi opponent and politician from Bad Saarow

Foto: Privatarchiv Brüggemann

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 midst of the actor and artist colony Meckerndorf in the 1930s and 1940s together with her life partner Wilhelm Furtwängler. She celebrated summer nights at Scharmützelsee with her friends around Käthe Dorsch. As an active doctor in the resistance against the National Socialist regime, she received members of the “Resistance 20 July” 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 actress Marie-Paulina  Schendel and the cellist Pirkko Langer in a musical-scenic reading.

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    Maren Richter is a freelance writer, historian, and exhibition curator at BIOTOPIA – Naturkundemuseum Bayern. As a research assistant at the Institute of Contemporary History Munich-Berlin, she discovered Maria Daelen and wrote a biography about her life. Maren Richter also worked as a scientific consultant in the production of historical documentaries and was active for the German development cooperation in Kunduz/Afghanistan.

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