Elsa Bassermann

Elsa Bassermann (1878–1961) was a German screenwriter, stage and film actress. She was married to Albert Bassermann and often acted with him. As she was Jewish the couple had to leave Nazi Germany and go into exile in Switzerland and the United States. She later returned to Germany, where she died in 1961.

Elsa Bassermann
Elsa Sarah Schiff

14 January 1878
Died30 May 1961 (aged 83)
OccupationScreenwriter, Film actress
Years active1913–1945
Albert Bassermann
(m. 1908; died 1952)

Partial filmography


  • Bauland, Peter. The Hooded Eagle: Modern German Drama on the New York Stage. Syracuse University Press, 1968.

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