Woman of the week:

Cora Berliner

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Born 23 January 1890 in Hanover
Deported 22 or 24 June 1942, date and place of death unknown

German Economist, Professor of Economics, Regierungsrätin (Government official )


Cora Berliner, fifth and last child of a prominent intellectual Jewish family in Hanover, studied mathematics for two semesters before shifting to political economy (political science and economics). In 1916 she earned her doctorate and took a position as department head (Dezernentin) in the city administration of Schöneberg. In December 1919 she entered the national civil service, becoming an official in the Reich Economics Ministry (Reichswirtschaftsministerium) of the Weimar Republic. Her high level of expertise and confident manner soon made her a sought-after colleague. Ministerialrat Dr. Hans Schäffer, whom she had met in 1920, took her into his department, where …

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Woman of the week:

Marlene Stenten

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Woman of the week:

Mary Ward

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Woman of the week:

Anne Whitney

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Woman of the week:

Barbara Stanwyck

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Barbara Stanwyck


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Woman of the week:

Rose Stoppel

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Woman of the week:

Else Lasker-Schüler

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Woman of the week:

Harriet Backer

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Harriet Backer


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Woman of the week:

Mascha Kaléko

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Mascha Kaléko

born June 7, 1907 in Chrzanów (Schidlow), Galicia, Poland
died January 21, 1975, in Zurich, Switzerland

Polish-German-Jewish poet
105. birthday June 7th, 2012


Made famous at an early age by her witty satirical verses in the tradition of Heine and Tucholsky, Mascha Kaléko lived out the fate of many of those forced to give up their home and career by the Nazis. After publishing two highly successful volumes celebrating and satirizing urban life in the late Weimar Republic, Kaléko, a Jew, was forced into exile. Although she was later able to write again, her comeback in the 1950´s was short-lived, and her later years were marked by disappointment and isolation. Kaléko knew the feeling of being a homeless outsider from an early age, …

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