Woman of the week:

Eleonora Duse

also available in German

Frauenbild


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Woman of the week:

Jeanne Proust

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Frauenbild


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Woman of the week:

Otti Berger

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Otti Berger


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Woman of the week:

Theanolte Bähnisch

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Theanolte Bähnisch

(née Dorothea Nolte)

Born 25 April 1899 in Beuthen, Upper Silesia
Died 9 July 1973 in Hanover

German jurist and civil administrator, member of anti-Nazi resistance, first female Regierungspräsidentin (District President) of Hanover, postwar women’s political leader


Biography This exceptionally competent lawyer, civil and political leader demonstrated her superior qualities again and again in what had previously been exclusively male domains. Courageous directness, practical intelligence, determination and effectiveness characterized her lifelong contributions to the public good. As a founder of the Deutschen Frauenring (DFR; German Women’s Organization) she held the belief, shared by many after the Second World War, that the political participation of women in particular was crucial to rebuilding the devastated country and advancing world peace: “Women today must gain awareness of their importance as a factor in the political realm….Our joining together as a …

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Woman of the week:

Mary Wollstonecraft

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Mary Wollstonecraft


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Woman of the week:

Lucille Ball

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Lucille Ball


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Woman of the week:

Adriana Zarri

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Adriana Zarri


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Woman of the week:

Shirley MacLaine

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Shirley MacLaine


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