Elisabeth Hamm at 108
Elisabeth Hamm (born 4 January 1906) is a German supercentenarian who is, at the age of 111 years, 171 days, currently Germany's sixth-oldest living person. She is currently unverified.
Hamm was born on 4 January 1906 in Giessen and spent her youth in Homber an der Ohm. where she was trained as a household. In consequence of her employment she met her future husband, Herbert Hamm, and moved with him to East-Berlin, being occupied by the Soviets. At the beginning of the 1950s when the political pressure started increasing in general but also to her husband, who managed a bank at Alexanderplatz, the couple fled first to West Berlin and later to Koblenz. The couple had no children and after her husbands death in the 1980s she was living on her own. Being 106 she moved into a sheltered accommodation for the elderly in Biebesheim, next to her relatives.
Hamm always enjoyed playing the piano and listening to classic music. She is also proud to be a real "Hessian girl" but also staying always true to herself.
In consequence of 100 years World War I Hamm was interviewed for the documentary "Hesse in 1914" speaking about her memories of World War I, her family life but also social background. At that time she was 108 years and 6 months old.
- 1914 in Hessen: Eine 108-Jährige erinnert sich hr Fernsehen. 20 June 2014
- Geburtstag – Elisabeth Hamm wird am Sonntag in Biebesheim 109 Jahre alt Echo. 3 January 2015
- Rückschau auf ein ereignisreiches Leben Echo. 5 January 2016