Some people in Germany never forgot this, and those choices are hard to forgive by some. When she visited the country in 1960, she faced anonymous threats, and she vowed never to return to Germany. Today, her resting place is the Städtischer Friedhof in Berlin-Friedenau.
For me, it’s hard to understand all the reactions that her choice to be buried in Berlin attracted. In 1993, Marlene Dietrich’s grave was even desecrated. For me, her actions of taking the side of the enemy against what Nazi Germany was doing is heroic. The fact that she did for love for a better country, a better Germany, should be enough for people to show their respect.
The III. Städtischer Friedhof Stubenrauchstraße is a state-owned cemetery that was created back in 1881 when Friedenau was still a rural community. It was expanded a few times until it reached its current size in 1912.
Today, it’s the final resting place of numerous painters, writers, actors, and musicians. Besides, Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992), you will find the last resting place of Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924), Helmut Newton (1920–2004), and many more.
Marlene Dietrich Grave in Berlin
Marlene Dietrich Grave in Berlin: a visit to Städtischer Friedhof in Friedenau
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