Nina Hagen

Birth Name: Catharina Hagen

Place of Birth: East Berlin, East Germany (now Berlin, Germany)

Date of Birth: 11 March, 1955

*75% German
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish

Nina Hagen is a German singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the daughter of actress and singer Eva-Maria Hagen (born Eva-Maria Buchholz), known as the “Brigitte Bardot of the GDR,” and scriptwriter Hans Hagen (also known as Hans Oliva-Hagen). Her mother was born in Költschen, Province of Brandenburg, Germany, now Kołczyn, Poland. Her former stepfather is musician Wolf Biermann.

Nina has a daughter, actress Cosma Shiva Hagen, with her former partner, Ferdinand “Ferdi” Karmelk; and a son with her former partner, French make-up artist Franck Chevalier.

Nina’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fourth great-grandfather, Leib Abraham Levy.

Nina’s paternal grandfather was Hermann Carl Hagen (the son of Carl Levy/Levi, later Hagen, and of Katharina Philippi). Hermann was born in Berlin, and was Jewish. He died in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, in 1942. Nina’s great-grandfather Carl was born in Cologne, the son of Hermann Abraham Löb/Levy and Johanna Coppel, who was born in Solingen, Düsseldorf. Katharina was born in Berlin, the daughter of Naphtali Philippi and Clara Claerchen Arons, who was born in Stettin, Western Pomerania, Poland.

Nina’s paternal grandmother was Hedwig Elise Caroline Staadt (the daughter of Anton Staadt and Ida Müller). Hedwig was born in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia.

Nina’s maternal grandfather was named Fritz Buchholz.

Nina’s maternal grandmother was named Agnes (the daughter of Antonie).


Genealogy of Nina Hagen (focusing on her father’s side) –

1 Response

  1. Manila says:

    Hermann’s middle name is Carl, and was born in Berlin.

    Correct her paternal grandmother’s name to Hedwig Elise Caroline Staadt. She was the daughter of Anton Staadt and Ida Müller. She was born in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia.

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