Elsa Bassermann

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Elsa Bassermann
Born 14 January 1878
German Empire
Died 30 May 1961 (aged 83)
West Germany
Other names Elsa Schiff
Occupation Screenwriter, Film actress
Years active 1913 - 1945

Elsa Bassermann (1878–1961) was a German screenwriter, stage and film actress. She was married to Albert Bassermann and often acted with him. As she was Jewish the couple had to leave Nazi Germany and go into exile in Switzerland and the United States. She later returned to Germany, where she died in 1961.

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  • Bauland, Peter. The Hooded Eagle: Modern German Drama on the New York Stage. Syracuse University Press, 1968.

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