Lotte Spira

Lotte Spira
Born 24 April 1883
Berlin, German Empire
Died 17 December 1943 (1943-12-18) (aged 60)
Berlin, Nazi Germany
Other names Lotte Spira-Andersen
Occupation Film actor
Stage actor
Years active 1923-1943 (film)

Lotte Spira (24 April 1883 – 17 December 1943) was a German stage and film actress. She appeared in supporting roles in around seventy films.

She was married to the Austrian actor Fritz Spira in 1905. In 1934 she divorced her Jewish husband under duress from the Nazi authorities. During the Second World War she signed a statement swearing that Fritz Spira was not the real father of her actress daughter Camilla Spira, who was being held at Westerbork transit camp in the Netherlands.[1] Shortly after Lotte Spira received news of her ex-husband's death at Ruma Concentration Camp in Yugoslavia, she died of natural causes. Her other daughter Steffie Spira, also an actress, managed to escape into exile.

Selected filmography


  1. Baer p.118


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