Waldfriedhof Dahlem
The Waldfriedhof Dahlem is a cemetery in Berlin, in the district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf on the edge of the Grunewald forest at Hüttenweg 47. Densely planted with conifers and designed between 1931 and 1933 after the plans of Albert Brodersen, it is one of Berlin's more recent cemeteries. Its graves include those of writers such as Gottfried Benn, composers such as Wolfgang Werner Eisbrenner and entertainers like Harald Juhnke, and put it among the so-called "Prominentenfriedhöfe" or prominent-cemeteries.

Honorary Graves
The cemetery has 40 Ehrengräber awarded by the city government of Berlin, including:
  • Gottfried Benn (1886”“1956), poet
  • Heinz Berggruen (1914”“2007), art collector
  • Horst Buchholz (1933-2003), actor
  • Käthe Dorsch (1890”“1957), actress (memorial ”“ buried in Bad Saarow-Pieskow)
  • Blandine Ebinger (1899”“1993), actress and Chansonnière
  • Wolfgang Werner Eisbrenner (1908”“1981), composer and conductor
  • O.E. Hasse (1903-1978), actor
  • Helene Jacobs (1906”“1993), Resistor
  • La Jana (1905”“1940), dancer and actress
  • Harald Juhnke (1929”“2005), actor and entertainer
  • Erich Mühsam (1878”“1934), author and anarchist, murdered in Oranienburg concentration camp
  • Rudolf Nelson (1878”“1960), composer and theatre director
  • Walther Schreiber (1884”“1958), mayor of Berlin
  • Ulrich Wilhelm Graf Schwerin von Schwanenfeld (1902”“1944), resistor
  • Theodor Wiegand (1864”“1936), archaeologist
  • Johannes Würtz (1875”“1958), founder of the Behindertenpädagogik

  • Hannelore Prüfer, Der Berliner Gartendirektor Albert Brodersen (1857-1930), in: Berlinische Monatsschrift, Heft 10/1997, Seiten 77/78 online at Edition Luisenstadt
  • Klaus Hammer: Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag Berlin 1994, ISBN 3-922778-32-1

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