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Städtischer Friedhof Altglienicke, Schönefelder Chaussee 100, 12524 Berlin, Germany

Paul O'Montis Biographie - Kabarettist und Sänger - Grammophon und ...Paul O'Montis (April 3, 1894 in Budapest as Paul Wendel – July 17, 1940 in Oranienburg, KZ Sachsenhausen) was a German singer, impersonator and cabaret artist.

O'Montis grew up in Hannover. In 1924 he came to Berlin where he made first theater experiences on different cabaret stages. When he appeared in Friedrich Hollaender's revue Laterna Magica in 1926 he was noticed by the press for the first time. His first record was released by Odeon in 1927.

In 1939 he was arrested, quite possibly because of his homosexuality. In 1940 he was sent to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp where, as a Pink Triangle prisoner in isolation barracks, he survived just six weeks under the brutal conditions. The official version that he had hanged himself in his cell is almost certainly untrue and it is more likely he was tortured and beaten to death.[1]

His grave is located at the municipal cemetery Altglienicke in the Berlin borough Treptow-Köpenick, in a collective grave.[2]

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