Until the end, she campaigned against right-wing extremism. Today Esther Bejarano has found her final resting place in the Jewish cemetery in Hamburg-Ohlsdorf.
Hamburg (AP) – Concentration camp survivor Esther Bejarano was buried in the Jewish cemetery in Hamburg-Ohlsdorf on Sunday. The musician and activist died on July 10 from a short and serious illness at the age of 96 in her adopted home in Hamburg.
She was buried next to her husband Nissim, who died in 1999. Among the many mourners were Hamburg Mayor Carola Veit and Mayor Peter Tschentscher, Berlin State Secretary Sawsan Chebli (all SPD) and the actor Rolf Becker.
“Esther Bejarano has rendered exceptional service to our civil society not only in Hamburg, but throughout Germany,” said Veit at the funeral. “As a survivor of the Auschwitz and Ravensbrück concentration camps, she did the most important educational work in schools and universities.” It is admirable the energy with which she campaigned to the end against right-wing extremism.