She joined a group centred on the lawyer Franz Herbert Kaufmann which, from 1940 onwards, hid Jews fleeing Nazi persecution and helped them to escape from Germany. She died in 1993 and was buried at the Waldfriedhof Dahlem, where she was given a memorial in 2004. "I had nothing to do with illegality.
On 30 January 1933, as Hitler became Reich-chancellor, I lost my homeland.
The antisemitic Nuremberg Laws (1935), that arbitrarily excluded a section of the population from citizenship, especially got under my skin. I wanted to help these hounded people."()
The inscription on the plaque on Bonner Straße 2 in the Künstlerkolonie Wilmersdorf translates as:
She hid unprotected Jews in her home and helped them to escape.
The Nazi courts sentenced her to 2.5 years imprisonment. Berlin, April 1997.".