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 Ida Siekmann

Ida Siekmann

Birth
Pomorskie, Poland
Death 22 Aug 1961 (aged 58)
Berlin, Germany
Burial Wedding, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Memorial ID 93764075 · View Source
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Jumped from fourth floor apartment

Ida Siekmann was born on August 23, 1902, in Gorken, which is now in Poland. Eventually, she moved to Berlin, and lived at Bernauer Strasse 48. The building of the Berlin Wall separated her, in East Berlin, from her sister, in West Berlin. On August 22, 1961, In an act of desperation, she jumped from the 3rd or 4th floor of her apartment building, hoping to be caught by firefighters' rescue
nets. She died on the way to the nearby Lazarus Hospital. She would be the first of at least 136 victims of the Berlin wall. On August 29, 1961, she was buried
at the Urnenfriedhof Seestrasse. Because her grave was considered historic, it continues to be maintained today. More information may be found at http://idasiekmann.blogspot.com/ and http://www.chronik-der-mauer.de/index.php/de/Start/Detail/id/1453402/page/6
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Ida Siekmann was born on August 23, 1902, in Gorken, which is now in Poland. Eventually, she and her sister, Martha L, moved to Berlin. Ida lived at Bernauer Strasse 48, in Mitte (East Berlin), and her sister lived on Lortzingstrasse, in Wedding (West Berlin). The building of the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961, separated her from her sister, leaving her totally alone; she was a widow. On August 22, 1961, In an act of desperation, she jumped from the 4th floor of her apartment building, hoping to be caught by firefighters' rescue nets. She died on the way to the nearby Lazarus Hospital. She would be the first of at least 138 victims of the Berlin wall. On August 29, 1961, she was buried at the Urnenfriedhof Seestrasse. Because her grave was considered historic, it continues to be maintained by the government today.

More information may be found at

http://idasiekmann.blogspot.com/

and

http://www.chronik-der-mauer.de/index.php/de/Start/Detail/id/1453402/page/6


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  • Created by: Judi Braddick
  • Added: 17 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93764075
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ida Siekmann (23 Aug 1902–22 Aug 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93764075, citing Urnenfriedhof Seestrasse, Wedding, Mitte, Berlin, Germany ; Maintained by Judi Braddick (contributor 46567877) .