Ullmann, Hanni (born Risch)

חני אולמן
Hanni Ullmann (née Risch) was born on 10.9.1908 in Posen and died on 28.9.2002 in Kfar Saba in Israel. Her family, which was both religious and wealthy, initially resided in Posen and moved to Berlin in 1918. She was a member of the Jewish youth movement Blau-Weiß, where she became familiar with socialist and Zionist ideas. In addition, she was active in the Jewish women's movement. Between 1924 and 1926, Hanni was trained as a kindergarten teacher in Berlin at the Sozialpädagogisches Seminar of Jugendheim-Charlottenburg under Anna von Gierke, which was an influential interdenominational school with wide-ranging interests and which trained students to work in a number of different social-pedagogical fields. The school had a significant impact on the development of German social work. Hanni completed her practice training at the Ahawah Jewish orphanage. In 1929, Hanni married Ernst Menachem Ullmann and immigrated to Haifa in Israel. She gave birth to three children and adopted a refugee child from Teheran. When Beate Berger transferred the Ahawah home and school to Palestine in 1934, Hanni rejoined the orphanage, and later succeeded Hugo Bergmann as its director. In the 1950s, she was awarded a scholarship to participate in a special training course in Zurich for working mentally damaged children. Returning to Israel after completing the course, she founded a school for children's nurses. In the 1970s, she established the Neve Hannah children’s home, introducing the innovation of organizing child care in small family units. Additionally, she initiated projects to promote peace between Israelis and Arabs.
Paula Rothstein
Hermann Risch, a dentist
Married Ernst Menachem Ullmann, a craftsman and later engineer. They had four children (1935: a son, 1940: a daughter, 1958: a son and later adopted a refugee child from Teheran)
Age at Migration
Year of Migration
Archival Materials
Alice-Salomon-Archives, Berlin
Other Sources
http://www.nevehanna.de/hanniullmann_01_kurzbiographie.html ; Regina Scheer: Ahawah. Das vergessene Haus; https://www.haaretz.co.il/misc/1.834287