Dr. Susanne Charlotte Engelmann

Title: Dr.
Prename: Susanne Charlotte
Surname: Engelmann
Profession: Philologist, high school teacher, professor
Birthday: 09/26/1886
Place of birth: Berlin
Date of death: 06/26/1963
Place of death: Berlin
Education: 1900 completes girls’ high school in Berlin, then the Helene Lange private grammar school; preparatory courses for admission to university; 1905 final high school examinations (*Abitur*) taken externally; university studies (German, English, psychology, and education) in Berlin and Heidelberg; 1909 doctorate in Heidelberg; 1910 trainee teacher at girls’ schools in Berlin; 1912 state examination and Prussian license to teach in high schools; 1912–13 German Scholar at Bryn Mawr College, PA
Career: 1913–23 teacher at the Sophie Charlotte high school, Berlin; 1923–25 high school teacher (*Studienrätin*) at the Municipal Center of Learning (Städtische Studienanstalt) and at a college in Berlin; 1925–28 principal of the Margarethen-Lyzeum and 1928–33 of the Viktoria-Oberlyzeum, both in Berlin; 1933 dismissed; until 1935 private tutor in English, psychology, and education; 1935–37 director of adult education for the St. Paul’s League (Paulusbund), Berlin; 1939 emigrates with her mother to Istanbul to her brother Konrad Engelmann; lecturer in educational psychology at the YMCA Social Service Center, Istanbul; 1940, after death of her mother, emigrates to the United States; 1941–42 faculty member, Adult Education Center San Jose, CA; archivist, Hoover Library, San Jose; 1941–42 American Association of University Women (AAUW) scholarship to prepare for the Californian state teaching examination at the Stanford School of Education; 1942–43 visiting scholar at Wilson College, PA; 1943 research fellowship of the Institute for International Education and lecturer at the Institute for International Relations in Wichita, KS; 1944 lecturer in international relations at Des Moines University, IA; 1943–45 visiting lecturer, German department, Smith College, MA; 1945 visiting lecturer, Weatherford College, TX; 1946–47 visiting lecturer, foreign languages department, Texas Christian University, Dallas; 1947–51 associate professor, Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia, Fredericksburg; 1948 US citizenship; winter 1951 returns to Berlin; 1952 restitution of retirement pension rights, which had been withdrawn in 1933
Memberships: Until 1933 General Federation of Women Teachers (ADLV) and German Federation of University Women (DAB); 1928 International League of Mothers and Women Teachers for the Promotion of Peace
Biographical literature: Christine von Oertzen, “Rückblick aus der Emigration: Die Akademikerinnen Erna Barschak (1888-1958), Susanne Engelmann (1885-1963) und Lucie Adelsberger (1895-1971),” in *Erinnerungskartelle. Zur Konstruktion von Autobiografien nach 1945*, ed. Angelika Schaser (Bochum: Winkler, 2003), 169–95; Renate Heuer, *Bibliographia Judaica. Verzeichnis jüdischer Autoren deutscher Sprache*, vol. 1 (Frankfurt/Main: Campus, 1981)
Major works: *Der Einfluss des Volksliedes auf die Lyrik der Befreiungskriege* (diss.; Berlin: Imberg & Lefson, 1909); *Die Literaturgeschichte im deutschen Unterricht* (1926); *Methodik des deutschen Unterrichts* (Leipzig: Quelle & Meyer, 1926); *Die Krise der heutigen Mädchenerziehung* (Leipzig: Quelle & Meyer, 1929); *Deutsche Sprachlehre für Kinder* (Frankfurt/Main: Diesterweg, 1930); *German Education and Re-education* (New York: International Universities Press, 1945)