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Born in [[Bützow]], in the [[Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin]], Hirsch came from Berlin to Bochum at the end of 1926 and lived with her mother. She had taken an exam to qualify as a teacher of older children, but was unemployed and was assigned (and required) to teach at the Jewish school. She was initially less than pleased with this but soon threw herself into her work.<ref name="city">[http://www.bochum.de/C125708500379A31/vwContentByKey/W27FWG9W912BOLDDE Biography of Else Hirsch]. City of Bochum official website. Retrieved 24 April 2010 {{de icon}}</ref> In her free time, Hirsch worked at the Bochum Jewish Women's Club and gave Hebrew lessons to girls until these activities were stopped by the Nazis in autumn 1933.<ref name="city" /><ref name="Finketal">Karin Finkbohner, Betti Helbing, Carola Horn, Anita Krämer, Astrid Schmidt-Ritter, Kathy Vowe. ''Wider das Vergessen — Widerstand und Verfolgung Bochumer Frauen und Zwangsarbeiterinnen 1933 – 1945'', pgs. 62-63. Europäischer Universitätsverlag; {{ISBN|978-3-932329-62-3}} {{de icon}}</ref>
In October 1937, she took a course in English at the [[Reichsvertretung der Deutschen Juden]] in Berlin to be able to give English lessons to those who might be able to emigrate. She travelled to [[Mandatory Palestine|Palestine]] in June 1938.<ref name="Finketal" />