Gabriele Kalinhoff (née Feuchtwanger) was born on 23.8.1906 in Frankfurt and died on 13.1.1989 in Ramat Chen, Israel. She was the daughter of Dr Albert Feuchtwanger (a medical counsellor). Gabriele was a member of the ‘Blau-Weiss’ youth movement. In Germany, she lived in Berlin-Charlottenburg. In the spring of 1933, she got married to Gershon Kalinhoff, an electrician, and the couple immigrated to Palestine in that same year. They had two children. Gabriele trained between 1923 and 1924 in Frankfurt as an after-school care provider (‘Hortnerin’) and later worked at the Jewish children's home on Norderney before studying at the Soziale Frauenschule in Berlin-Schöneberg between 1926 and 1928. In 1926 she did an internship at the Frankfurt welfare bureau. After her studies, from 1928, she worked for Berlin city council as a social worker. In January 1933, she was dismissed from her position and immigrated to Palestine. From 1933 until 1949, she worked with her husband at the family's electrical supply store in Haifa and raised their two children. In 1949, Gabriele started to work as a social worker at the municipality of Haifa, a job she held until the 1960s. She worked in Wadi Rusheima, Halisa, and south of Haifa (today Kiryat Spernizk). In 1962, the couple moved to Ramat Chen. In the late 1960s/early 1970s she was invited to Germany twice: as a former state worker, and as a former citizen of Frankfurt.
Dr. Albert Feuchtwanger, a medical counsellor
Was married to Gershon Kalinhoff, an electrician. They had two chidldren.
Age at Migration
Year of Migration
Municipal Archives, Frankfurt (Wohlfahrtsamt 315); Alice-Salomon-Archives, Berlin (C1.11, C2.10); Federal Archives, Berlin; State Office for Residents' and Regulatory Affairs, Berlin (161.994)