Berta Lask (alias “Gerhard how/as country”) (* 17. November 1878 Wadowice, habsburgisches Galizien; † 28. March 1967 in Berlin, Germany) was a Dichterin, lady journalist and Aktivistin standing politically left/liberally.
Berta Lask became as the third of fourChildren of a Jewish paper manufacturer and a teacher in the galizischen Wadowice born, which until 1918 to the duchy Zator of the Kingdom of Galizien and Lodomerien standing under having citizen rule belonged. 1885 drew the family Lask to Brandenburg, where Berta civil-human training among other things at the High School in Bath free forest received. In this time its first literary attempts took place. 1894/95 were informed Berta Lask at the Lyzeum of Helene long one in Berlin.
Berta Lask married 1901 the fifteen years older neurologists, Histologen and lecturers of the citizens of Berlin Friedrich William university Louis Jacobsohn and lived since then inBerlin. From this connection four children followed. Developed dramatic texts, which remained to a large extent unpublished however or today verschollen are. Their two brothers fell in the First World War, their sister by the national socialists in the KZ were later killed.
After the death of their brothers in firstWorld war engaged itself Berta Lask increasingly first in the context of the civil women's movement, later under the impression of the October Revolution 1917 in Russia and the November revolution 1919 in Germany in communist groups.
With the entrance into the KPD 1923 a strengthened journalistic work began inthe red flag and other communist newspapers and magazines. Beyond that she wrote propagandistic customs texts such as speech choirs (the dead ones called - speech choir to the memory of Karl dear farmhand and pink Luxembourg), theatre texts (Leuna 1921, Thomas Müntzer) and Kinderbücher (on that wing horses by thoseTimes, like Franz and Grete to Russia came). With increasing political commitment it was exposed, texts was forbidden, high treason processes against communist book ANDLER referred increasing pursuit to also also to its works.
It belonged beside Johannes R. Cup, Frida Rubiner, F. C.Pointing head and other writers (BPRS), proletarian-revolutionary to the members of the preparation committee and the initial members of the federation. During the establishment of the federation to 19. October 1928 became it 2. Secretary of the executive committee. In the consequence it stepped above all journalistically into feature. Several journeys led iton behalf the KPD into the Soviet Union.
After the seizure of power by the national socialists Berta Lask was arrested for short time, in June 1933 emigrierte several times it on recommending the party over Prague to Moscow. First she worked journalistic in Moscow, partly under the aliasGerhard how/as country. At the beginning of of 1936 followed it at the time already the 73-jährige married man into the Soviet Union, together went it to Sewastopol, where it had received an employment as a physician. 1938 was expatriated the Lasks by the German authorities. 1940 deceased to Louis Jacobsohn on that Krim.
On summer 1941 to autumn 1944 it lived with its son Hermann in Archangelsk, from 1944 to 1953 again in Moscow.
The son Ludwig Lask, a diplomierter political economist, had a scientific coworker place at the institute for Marx angel, however 1938 was arrested and came in inCamp to the Kolyma in the far east. Berta Lask returned only to its dismissal in August 1953 to the GDR . To her social surrounding field among other things Anna Seghers and F.C belonged. and Grete pointing head.
- Leuna 1921 (1927)
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|ALTERNATIVE NAME||alias: Gerhard how/as country|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||German Dichterin|
|DATE OF BIRTH||17. November 1878|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Wadowice|
|DYING DATE||28. March 1967|