Woman of the week:

Karoline Schulze–Kummerfeld

also available in German

Karoline Schulze-Kummerfeld


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Woman of the week:

Paulette Goddard

also available in German

Paulette Goddard


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Woman of the week:

Adèle Hugo

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Adèle Hugo


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Woman of the week:

Benita Koch-Otte

also available in German

Benita Koch-Otte


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Woman of the week:

Katia Mann

also available in German

Frauenbild


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Woman of the week:

Renée Sintenis

also available in German

Renée Sintenis


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Woman of the week:

Christine Busta

also available in German

Christine Busta


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Woman of the week:

Luise Adolpha Le Beau

also available in German

Frauenbild


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Woman of the week:

Käthe Kollwitz

also available in German

Käthe Kollwitz


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Woman of the week:

Erika Fuchs

also available in German

Erika Fuchs


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Woman of the week:

Gertrud Kantorowicz

also available in German

Frauenbild


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Woman of the week:

Tony Werntgen

also available in German

Frauenbild


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Woman of the week:

Ginger Rogers

also available in German

Ginger Rogers


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Woman of the week:

Maria Ducia

also available in German also available in Italian

Maria Ducia

Born 25 April 1875 in Innsbruck
Died 15 May 1959 in Innsbruck

Cofounder of the Social Democratic women’s movement of Tyrol and the first Social Democratic woman in the Tyrolean Parliament.

50th anniversary of death on 15 May 2009


Maria Ducia was one of the most important women in the Social Democratic women’s movement of Tyrol. She called for the political participation of women at a time when it was against the law for them even to form political associations, let alone vote. In the national parliamentary elections of 1907 all males over 24 were granted the general, equal and direct franchise. Women had to struggle another eleven years; not until 1918 did they gain the right to vote and run for elected office. In 1910 the “Action Committee of the Free Political Women’s Organisation” was founded. Maria Ducia …

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Hedwig Dohm