Woman of the week:

Isabelle Eberhardt

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Isabelle Eberhardt


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Woman of the week:

Sarah Bernhardt

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Woman of the week:

S. Corinna Bille

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S. Corinna Bille


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Woman of the week:

Mary McCarthy

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Mary McCarthy


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Woman of the week:

Anna Amalia, Herzogin von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach

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Woman of the week:

Angelina Grimké

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angelina grimke


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Woman of the week:

Doris Lessing

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Woman of the week:

Nadia Boulanger

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Nadia Boulanger


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Woman of the week:

Claire Waldoff

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Born 21 October 1884 in Gelsenkirchen
Died 22 January 1957 in Bad Reichenhall

German cabaret performer and singer
125. birthday on 21 October 2008


Berlin, 1913, in the Linden Cabaret: Head of flaming red hair tipped slightly back, one eyebrow mockingly raised, wearing perhaps a favored gentleman’s tie with her simple blouse – Claire Waldoff sings the song that will become her best-known song, her trademark. Kurt Tucholsky describes her appearance: “Smoothly, mewlingly and innocently she first sings a bunch of things, “if and how and where” – and then suddenly her voice bellows out andante above the heads of the laughing audience and through the cigar smoke and the noise: ‘Hermann heest a ….’  (His name is Hermann …) And once again, softer: …

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Hedwig Dohm