Emma Mayerhofer, née Liebert

alias Bachmeier-Liebert 05.07.1901 (Vienna) – 01.09.1983 (Vienna) Homeworker

Ravensbrück: July 12, 1944 – April 28, 1945

Emma Mayerhofer, DÖW Wien
Emma Mayerhofer, DÖW Wien

Emma Mayerhofer was born in Vienna on July 5, 1901. Starting 1919 she was involved in the labor movement as a union official.

From 1941 she worked in the anti-Hitler movement in Austria. She supported a Soviet parachutist, was betrayed and arrested on January 19, 1944. The investigations and interviews in the Roßauer Lände prison lasted until July 3, 1944.

Then she was deported to Ravensbrück, with a stopover in Chemnitz, where she arrived on July 17, 1944.

On April 28, 1945 driven on the death march, she was liberated by the Red Army on April 30, 1945.

Back in Vienna, she became an active member of the Austrian Ravensbrück Camp Community (ÖLGR). When, in 1955, preparations for the establishment of a museum in the Ravensbrück National Memorial increasingly "hijacked" the survivors, she was one of the activists.

From 1958 to 1977 she was the first secretary of the ÖLGR, partially also deputy chairwoman (1962 - 1970) and finally from 1970 to 1984 she was chairwoman of the ÖLGR (1st chair).

She was also one of the ÖLGR delegates to the International Ravensbrück Committee.

Emma Mayerhofer died on September 1, 1983 in Vienna.

Source: http://www.ravensbrueckerinnen.at/detail.php?var=1956 Helga Amesberger/Kerstin Lercher: Lebendiges Gedächtnis. Die Geschichte der österreichischen Lagergemeinschaft Ravensbrück, Wien, mandelbaum verlag, 2008; ISBN 978-3-85476-254-6