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Ilse Weber (Composer)

Born: 11th January 1903, Vitkovice, Ostrava, Czechia

Died: 6th October 1944, Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Poland

Nationality: Czechoslovakian

Ilse Weber née Herlinger, was born in Witkowitz near Mährisch-Ostrau. A Jewish poet, she wrote in German, most notably songs and theater pieces for Jewish children. She married Willi Weber in 1930. She was voluntarily transported to Auschwitz with the children of Theresienstadt and killed in the gas chambers, along with her son, Tommy. Her most popular book was "Mendel Rosenbusch: Tales for Jewish Children" (1929).

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