Paul Salinger

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Paul Salinger (born May 21, 1865 in Berlin ; † November 26, 1942 in Theresienstadt ) was a German architect .


Salinger studied architecture at the Technical University of Charlottenburg and became a freelance architect in Berlin.

In 1895 he married Elisabeth Breslauer (born November 1, 1870 in Berlin; † February 20, 1943 in Theresienstadt), the daughter of Heinrich Breslauer and Ida, born. Cook. The couple had two children.

From 1901 to 1934 he worked in a joint venture with his friend and brother-in-law Alfred Breslauer . They mainly designed villas, mansions and country houses.

From 1920 the Salingers lived in Potsdam with their daughter Charlotte and Elisabeth's sisters Helene and Hedwig in their parents' house in Breslauer at Jägerallee 25.

Because of their advanced age, the Salingers were convinced that they had nothing to fear from the Nazis and stayed in Germany. On October 2, 1942, both had to fill out a declaration of assets and the next day with the “3. Great Potsdamer Age Transportation "to Theresienstadt deported . They died there soon after the deportation. The cause of death is unknown. The causes of death entered in the Theresienstadt death notices are not a reliable source, they are i. d. Usually to be seen as euphemistic phrases.

Paul Salinger's daughter Charlotte married the pediatrician Arnold Benfey (* 1880). The couple emigrated to the United States in 1936 and lived in New York. In 1961 they returned to Germany, where Arnold died on July 22, 1962 in Munich; Charlotte then lived in Oberstdorf (Allgäu) until her death on August 23, 1982 .

Buildings (selection)

  • 1901 “ Red Houses ” group of houses for social democrats ( Hugo Heimann ) in Gesundbrunnen , Prinzenallee 46a – h (together with Breslauer); Apartment u. a. by Karl Liebknecht , Paul Singer and Hugo Heimann
  • 1903–1904: RM Maaßen textile department store in Berlin-Kreuzberg , Oranienstraße 164/165 / Oranienplatz  2 (modified, listed) 
  • around 1903: seaman's house in Wilhelmshaven . It housed the first city theater and was destroyed in the Second World War. Illustration of the building as an exhibit mentioned in the official catalog (of the German department) of the 1904 World Exhibition in St. Louis
  • 1905: Private clinic for Ernst Unger in Berlin-Tiergarten , Derfflingerstraße 21 (together with Breslauer, back building inside the block, under monument protection )
  • 1906–1907: Villa for the banker Carl Joerger on Pohlesee in Berlin-Wannsee , Hohenzollernstrasse 14 (together with Breslauer, under monument protection, today: youth education center wannseeForum)
  • 1907–1908: Friedländer commercial building, Unter den Linden 67 in Berlin-Mitte (together with Breslauer, a listed building)
  • 1909–1910: Alfred Breslauer's house in Berlin-Schmargendorf, Rheinbabenallee 29/31 (destroyed)
  • 1913–1914: country house for the banker Fritz Andreae in Berlin-Grunewald , Kronberger Straße 7/9 (together with Breslauer, also called Palazzo Paicos , a listed building)
  • 1914: Country house for the screw manufacturer Arthur Victorius in Berlin-Grunewald, Richard-Strauss-Straße 22 (together with Breslauer, inhabited from 1925 by Max Alsberg , modified, listed)
  • 1921–1925: Reconstruction and expansion of the St. Ulrich moated castle for Karl Roderich von Helldorff
  • 1922: Extension of the Villa Schöningen for the banker Paul Wallich in Potsdam , Berliner Straße 86
  • 1927–1929: country house for the textile manufacturer Siegfried Heidemann in Berlin-Grunewald, Griegstraße 5/7 (together with Breslauer, under monument protection, today Kuwaiti embassy )
  • 1927–1930: Country estate and country house in Bärenklau, municipality of Schenkendöbern
  • 1928–1929: Landhaus Siegel in Berlin-Grunewald, Bismarckallee 44 (together with Breslauer, under monument protection)
  • 1929: Extension for the Dr. Haas KG in Mannheim , R 1, 12-13
  • 1930–1931: Country house for the publisher Louis Ullstein in Berlin-Grunewald, Höhmannstraße 10 (together with Breslauer, under monument protection)


Web links

Commons : Paul Salinger  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Personal data set on Paul Salinger at the Deutsche Fotothek
  2. Paul’s obituary report; at ( memento from January 24, 2013 on WebCite )
  3. ^ Notice of death to Elisabeth; at ( memento from January 24, 2013 on WebCite )
  4. ^ Eduard Seidler, Jewish paediatricians 1933-1945: disenfranchised, fled, murdered. Berlin 2000 / adult, new edition Basel 2007, p. 135
  5. ^ Joachim Berger: Berlin - liberal & rebellious . Goebel, Berlin 1987. ISBN 3-924591-02-4
  6. Maaßen department store in the Berlin State Monument List
  7. ^ A house on Oranienplatz in Berlin. On the history and architecture of the former Maassen department store . Jovis, Berlin 2004. ISBN 3936314047
  8. Unger Clinic in the Berlin State Monument List
  9. Villa Joerger in the Berlin State Monument List
  10. Friedländer commercial building in the Berlin State Monument List
  11. Berlin and its Buildings , Part IV, Volume C. Berlin 1975.
  12. Landhaus Andreae in the Berlin State Monument List
  13. Landhaus Victorius in the Berlin State Monument List
  14. Landhaus Heidemann in the Berlin State Monument List
  15. Dieter Hübener: Monument topography of the Federal Republic of Germany, monuments in Brandenburg. Volume 16.1: Spree-Neisse district. Part 1: Cities of Forst (Lausitz) and Guben, Peitz Office and Schenkendöbern municipality. 1st edition. Wernersche Verlagsgesellschaft and Brandenburg State Office for Monument Preservation and State Archaeological Museum, 2012, ISBN 978-3-88462-334-3 .
  16. Landhaus Siegel in the Berlin State Monument List
  17. Printing house of the Neuen-Mannheimer-Zeitung on
  18. Landhaus Ullstein in the Berlin State Monument List