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Helga Fremerey-Dohna

Born  1914
Died  1991

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German physician, born August 8, 1914, Königsberg, Prussia, died February 21, 1991, Bonn.

Biography of Helga Fremerey-Dohna

Helga Fremerey-Dohna was the fourth child of earl Alexander zu Dohna-Schlodien (1876-1944) and Elisabeth von Pommer Esche (1882-1969). Her father was professor of law, first at Königberg, later in Heidelberg and from 1925 on in Bonn. There Helga studied medicine from 1936 to 1937. In 1938 she married Otto Fremerey (1895-1978), but divorced 10 years later. From 1947 to 1951 she finished her studies. After she got her MD degree she became librarian and worked at the university library of Bonn. In 1974 she remarried Otto Fremerey.

We thank Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland, for information submitted.


  • "Dyskephalo-Dermato-Phakie", ein neues Bild multipler Abartung.
    Medical thesis, Bonn 1951.
  • Die Universitätsbibliothek Bonn. Geschichte und Gegenwart.
    With Irmgard Ooms.
    Bonner Universitätsblätter 1969: 9-17.
  • Jüdisches Geistesleben in Bonn 1786-1945 : eine Biobibliographie.
    With Renate Schoene. 1985. Biographical

  • Richard Mummendey:
    Die Bibliothekare des wissenschaftlichen Dienstes der Universitätsbibliothek Bonn 1818-1968. Bonn 1968.
  • Erik Wolf
    Georg Theobald Alexander Burggraf und Graf zu Dohna-Schlodien.
    Neue deutsche Biographie, Berlin 1959, volume 4: 53-54.
  • Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels.
    Berlin : C.A. Starke Verlag, 1981, volume 77: Gräfliche Häuser X : 132.

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