Kaethe Emmy Rosenthal

Poland, Schlesien, Breslau
Latvia, Riga
FatherFerdinand Rosenthal (10/10/1839 – 1921) 
MotherAmalie Kaufmann (1856-57 – 24/06/1911) 


A botanist, her PhD thesis "Monographie der Gattung Daphniphyllum" (Schlesische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität zu Breslau, 1916) is often mis-attributed to Kaethe Hoffmann. Both are associated with Breslau University; however the Lebenslauf at the end of the thesis names her parents as "Dr. phil. Ferdinand Rosenthal und seiner Ehefrau Amalie geb. Kaufmann" and gives her date of birth as 25 June 1893; the same information is also found in her birth certificate. In the Lebenslauf Kaethe Rosenthal goes on to thank Kaethe Hoffmann, who was 10 years her senior, for her advice.

Kaethe was deported from Berlin to Riga on 05/09/1942 and murdered on arrival.

Sources (click here for generic source information)

ipni.org - correct attribution;
books.google.co.uk - example of mis-attribution;
bibliotekacyfrowa.pl - Monographie der Gattung Daphniphyllum" (Schlesische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität zu Breslau, 1916);
yadvashem.org - deportation and murder.

This record was last updated on 16/05/2020 at 11:42