Dr. Helene Turnau

Title: Dr.
Prename: Helene
Surname: Turnau
Profession: Teacher
Birthday: 05/16/1879
Place of birth: Vienna
Date of death: 1964
Place of death: Switzerland
Education: Schooling in Zurich; 1898 university studies (mathematics) in Zurich; 1904 doctorate
Career: 1904–16 teacher in Cologne, Berlin, and Dresden; 1916–19 youth welfare worker in Frankfurt; 1919–33 teaches courses in Frankfurt, warden of the research retreat Schloss Assenheim; 1933 emigrates to Switzerland; until 1935 teaches classes for au pairs; 1935–36 private tutor in Davos; 1936 moves to Florence; 1939 emigration to Britain enabled by the International Federation of University Women (IFUW); 1941 failure of plans to emigrate to the United States, works as teacher in Britain; 1949 retirement due to ill health, supported by the British Federation of University Women (BFUW) until the 1950s
Memberships: From 1926 German Federation of University Women (DAB), long-standing member of the Frankfurt chapter; mathematics and natural sciences committee, General German Association of Women Teachers (ADLV)
Major works: *Beiträge zur Theorie der Entwicklungen nach Normalfunktionen* (diss.; Zurich, 1904); “Literaturbericht: Mathematik,” *Die Lehrerin* (1910)
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