Person:Ilse Ollendorf (1)

m. 1908
  1. Ilse Ollendorf1909 - 2008
  2. Robert Ollendorff1912 - 1973
  • WIlse Ollendorf1909 - 2008
m. 1932
m. 1946
Facts and Events
Name[1] Ilse Ollendorf
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] 13 Mar 1909 Breslau, Schlesien, Preußen, Germany
Marriage 1932 East Germanyto
Emigration[1][2] 1933 East GermanyShe fled Nazi Germany for France
Divorce 1935 Paris, Paris, Francefrom
Immigration[1][2] Feb 1939 New York City, New York, United States
Marriage 1946 Queens, New York, United StatesForest Hills on Long Island
to Wilhelm Reich
Separation Abt 1954 Maine, United Statesfrom Wilhelm Reich
Death[2] 19 Dec 2008 Leverett, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
Other? Q36346772?
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Isle Ollendorff, Mother of Peter Reich, in Jacqueline A. Carlton, PhD
    Interview by Jacqueline A. Carlton, 20 September 1977.

    "I was brought up in Eastern Germany. We left in '33. I came to America in early '39. I met Reich through a Socialist friend of mine who was his laboratory assistant, whom I had met in Paris through our contact with the Socialist student, and met Reich through her, September, October '39. I was working here…in Paris, I worked for the American Joint Distribution Committee, and when I came here, I started to work for the Allied Jewish Appeal as a file clerk, which was a dreadful thing, absolutely dreadful, but I knew everyone, I was glad to find some work, and it paid fairly well. Then when Reich offered that I work with him…he needed some help as a secretary and in the lab, so I very gladly accepted that and started to work in the lab. I did all the bookkeeping and all the administrative work, and then I went to the lab assistant‟s school, in N.Y. to get a little bit more of the traditional lab background, traditional lab techniques. Then I kept on working with Reich fourteen years."

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ilse Ollendorff Reich Biography, in Smashwords
    17 May 2011.

    Portion of obituary: "Ilse Ollendorff Reich, 99, who spent the 1940's and 1950's in a marriage to the controversial psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich, died on Friday, December 19, 2008, at the home of her son in Leverett, MA. Ilse had moved to Amherst in 1989. Ilse was born March 13, l909 in Breslau, Germany, daughter to Georg Ollendorff and Margarete Muhr. Growing up in Nazi Germany, Ilse became an ardent Socialist; later in the United States, she became active in the American Society of Friends and the Peace Movement."