Margarete Steffin (Margarete Emilie Charlotte Steffin)

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Rummelsburg, Berlin, Germany
The progressive proletarian writer, singer and actress Margarete Steffin was born into a working class family on March 21, 1908 in Rummelsburg, Pomerania in Imperial Germany. Rummelsburg, a part of the Berlin metropolitan area, was the home of the chemical and photographic film maker Agfa AG. (The Versailles Treaty ending World War One officially established the border of Germany with the newly created Poland 15 kilometers to the east of Rummelsbug.) Margarete Emilie Charlotte Steffin's father was a construction worker and her mother took in sewing to produce income. Read more...