Michelson was born as the second daughter of a well-off Jewish family. Her parents were culturally aligned with Germany. Clara Michelson was fluent in German, Russian and French. She attended a German elementary school and German secondary school and attended lectures with Georg Simmel at the University of Berlin and with Sigmund Freud in Vienna.
At the beginning of the First World War she was in Berlin, first returned to Russia and in 1917 traveled with her mother to the Caucasus , where she was surprised by the October Revolution and returned to Riga over the course of two years. From 1921 she lived in Berlin and from 1925 in Paris , where she worked as a novelist. She returned to Berlin in the early 1930s. After the Nazis came to power , she returned to Paris. In 1942 she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz , where she was murdered.
- Clara Michelson: Jewish child from the East (= Philo-Bücherei, No. 4). Philo-Verlag, Berlin 1936, digitized
- Literature by and about Clara Michelson in the catalog of the German National Library
- Biographical Note about Clara Michelson , Leo Back Institute, Center of Jewish History
- Max Michelson: City of Life, City of Death. Memories of Riga , University Press of Colorado, 2001
|DATE OF BIRTH||1881|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Riga|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 27, 1942|
|Place of death||Auschwitz|