Maria Darmstädter: The Path to Auschwitz-Birkenau

Maria Darmstädter: The Path to Auschwitz-Birkenau

22 June 2023 Peter Selg 379 views

House Maryon Lectures. Peter Selg: Maria Darmstädter: The Path to Auschwitz-Birkenau


Maria Krehbiel-Darmstädter (1892-1943) was an important student of Rudolf Steiner and anthroposophical spiritual science, an active member of the Anthroposophical Society and the Christian Community, a highly gifted thinker and lyricist, an experienced esotericist - and a religious person with a deep morality and social devotion. She was present at the opening of the Second Goetheanum and deeply impressed by the sculptural figure of the Representative of Humanity between the forces of evil. On 22 October 1940, like all the Jews of Baden, the Saarland and the Palatinate, she was deported to the Gurs camp, and later via Drancy to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where she very probably died immediately after arrival on 13 February 1943. The Polish Jews in the transit camp Drancy called her "Mère Maria".