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The oldest woman from Straßlach finds eternal peace at the age of 102

2021-11-29T10:41:50.147Z

In 2013 she made another big trip with her daughter to Andalusia. In one photo she is standing by the sea, smiling to herself in a flowered dress, with sunglasses and a straw hat. Käthe Krausbart was 94. At the age of 102, the oldest woman from Straßlach has now died.



In 2013 she made another big trip with her daughter to Andalusia.

In one photo she is standing by the sea, smiling to herself in a flowered dress, with sunglasses and a straw hat.

Käthe Krausbart was 94. At the age of 102, the oldest woman from Straßlach has now died.

Straßlach-Dingharting

- "She was so stylish," says daughter Renate Dürr about her mother.

Mama was clear in the head until the end.

Her life was “work, work, work”, Käthe Krausbart had to survive a few catastrophes.

In 2020 she caught Corona, and she dealt with that too.

Because, the daughter knows, she knew: "It goes on and on."

Born in 1918

Käthe Krausbart was born in 1918, the war was just over.

The parents came from the Bavarian Forest, the father was a stonemason.

They went to Munich now to make their living in the city.

But then the father died, the mother brought herself and the child through as a seamstress.

Worked for Oberpollinger

Käthe went to school with the poor school nurses in the Au, she later worked for Oberpollinger, and she was once employed as a piece stapler for the “Münchner Neuesten Nachrichten”.

She met her husband, Karl, through friends; she was still quite young.

He was also employed by the “Latest News” as a “calculator”, as Renate Dürr says.

He had actually learned bookbinding from his father again.

Just married, her husband has to go to war

Exactly in the year in which the two married in Sankt Boniface, the next war began.

Karl was drafted, but was soon released again - his father had died and he was supposed to take over the manual binding.

Whatever he did.

Getting orders for a bookbinder during the war is of course no easy task.

They managed to get by, the workshop was bombed twice, each time on Theresienstrasse.

After one of the attacks, Renate Dürr knows, her father ran into the burning house again and again, also to save the most important things for the neighbors.

She says of him: "He was a stubborn man."

Daughter Renate was born in the workshop

The Krausbarts were now accommodated in a replacement apartment in Untergiesing, in a former hunting lodge.

"Grandma shared a room with my older brother," and the father set up a workshop on the ground floor.

Renate Dürr was born here in 1951.

How the family somehow survived financially, how the parents and especially Käthe then cycled to the countryside after the end of the war, even as far as Lower Bavaria to hoard there: Renate Dürr can tell you all that.

“On the way back they were always afraid of being held up by the Americans.” The father also asked the farmers whether they didn't have cookbooks that needed to be rebound?

Käthe Krausbart cooked for all employees

Always in the middle of it all was Käthe, his wife, who of course was also his cheapest employee in the company - because she didn't cost anything.

She cooked lunch for all employees, in the evening she sat there with her notebook and sewed sheets of paper together with thread.

The family had lived in Straßlach since 1959

Karl Krausbart then died in 2003.

Käthe had been in the mountains with him a lot, they had often driven away in the VW Variant, in which they could also sleep.

Now she continued to make a beautiful life for herself.

Maintained the contacts she had established in Straßlach since they moved out to the community - that was 1959. And also talked a lot with her daughter about the past.

The two of them, mother and daughter, also went away together from time to time.

A year after visiting Spain, they went to Turkey.

“She was an open-minded person,” says Renate Dürr about her mother, who turned 102.

Source: merkur

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