Famous Germans - Käthe Kruse

 “Käthe Kruse, who was born 17 September 1883 in Breslau and died 19 July 1968 in Murnau am Staffelsee, was a notable pioneer of German doll-making and went on to establish manufacturing principles which persist to this day.” (Wikipedia)

Her career started when her first daughter wanted a doll but her husband refused to buy one: “Ick koof euch keene Puppen. Ick find se scheißlich. Macht euch selber welche. (Berlin dialect: I’m not buying you any dolls. I hate them. Make your own.) So she started making her own dolls.

And the rest is history! If you go to the company’s website kaethe-kruse.de you can find out what dolls they make nowadays or you can read about the story of how Käthe started her dolls.

If you like the dolls and want to practice more German, you can subscribe to their newsletter, like their Facebook page or follow them on Instagram

Or you can stay here and watch a few YouTube videos about Käthe Kruse and her dolls ☺

The following video is from a German teacher, who made a video about Käthe Kruse and also about the German grammar, the passive in the imperfect tense:

I never had a Käthe Kruse doll. Did you?

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