Memories of Rudolf Steiner
and Marie Steiner-von Sivers
I rang the bell, the door opened, and there stood Rudolf Steiner in person. I was so taken aback that I dropped the basket, which burst open and all my clothes and underclothes, together with my other belongings, were lying at the feet of the Doctor. A ball of wool got away and rolled between Dr Steiner’s feet into the long corridor. Somewhat surprised, but amused, he said, “I have never been greeted in this way.”
Anna Samweber (1884–1969), a coworker in Berlin with Rudolf Steiner and Marie Steiner-von Sivers, presents a lively, often moving collection of anecdotes and recollections. Recorded by Jacob Streit during an intensive two-day session, this short work offers a warm, illuminating and intimate picture of Rudolf Steiner, the man and his work, during a critical phase in the development of Anthroposophy.