Born in Slovenia, but raised as a German, Alma Karlin (12 October 1889 – 15 January 1950) was a world traveler, writer, poet, collector, polyglot and theosophist. Following the Nazi occupation of Slovenia during World War Two, Alma joined the partisan guerrilla movement and was imprisoned in Celje in 1941.
After the war, Alma’s property was confiscated by the Communist Yugoslav regime. She fell into poverty and died of cancer in 1950.
A full-size wax doll of Alma on display at the Kvartirnaya house in Gosposka Ulica 3, Celje, Slovenia.