My Grandma, Aenne Nau, was born in the December 1909 in
Because she grew up with jewish friends and because a jewish doctor had saved her live when she fell ill with diphtheria, she and her mother disapproved Hitler from the beginning on. So my grandma took pride in never having been a member of the NSDAP (the nazi-party). She told very impressive, how she cried at the farewell of a jewish actress, who had to emigrate. She is told, to have said: “Aenne, you can not stop history.”
I found a diary, from the time of World War II. Then my Grandma worked as an actress for the „Armytheatre Metz, Theatre of the State Saarpfalz“, wich played at the border to
After the War, when the theatres opened again, she played in
He was the son of a professional soldier, who got demoted because he did not want to swear on Hitler. (He argued that he had already sworn on the Emperor and felt him self bound on that oath.) I do not know exactly where my Grandfather played theatre before World War II but I have found pictures and scripts which tell that, he played in Memel (today Klaipèda) in 1939, in 1940 he was in Rostock and 1943 in Posen.
In the end of the war he got drafted, but I do not know where he was as a soldier. After 1945 he helped building up the broadcasting service of