Partner Johanna Elberskirchen, buried together

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Rudolf-Breitscheid-Straße 57, 15562 Rüdersdorf bei Berlin, Germany
Friedhof Rudolf-Breitscheid-Straße, Rudolf-Breitscheid-Straße 75, 15562 Rüdersdorf bei Berlin, Germany

Hildegard Moniac was born on March 29, 1891 in Friedenau, Teltow. Growing up in Berlin, she graduated in 1911. In the period from 1913 to 1933 she worked in the city of Spreem as a commercial high school teacher; then it was dismissed as "politically unreliable" by the National Socialists under § 4 of the so-called Berufsbeamtengesez.

Since the end of the 1930s she supported her sick partner Johanna Elberskirchen in her homeopathic practice in Rüdersdorf. The two women had met in 1914 and lived until 1919 in Berlin. A year later, they moved to Rüdersdorf and bought a house there in the then Luisenstraße 32. During the Weimar Republic, Hildegard Moniac was a co-wife in the USPD and organized together with SPD members, the Jugendweihe in Rüdersdorf.

After the Red Army left the occupied elementary school Alt-Rüdersdorf, founded in 1881, the school reopened on 15 October 1945 under the direction of Hildegard Moniac. In 1951 she was transferred to the local vocational school "in the interest of the service". As a background to her transfer, which was accompanied by the protest by the parenting, political motives and possibly also her homosexuality can be suspected. In 1954 she retired from the school service due to health and age.

Until her death on August 3, 1967 at the age of 76, Hildegard Moniac lived with her later partner Luitgarde "Luli" Kettner (1914-1977), also a teacher at the Alt-Rüdersdorfer elementary school, in the house on Luisenstraße.

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