Berta Johanna Lürssen

Prename: Berta Johanna
Surname: Lürssen
Profession: Teacher, schools superintendent
Birthday: 12/27/1881
Place of birth: Delmenhorst
Date of death: 03/03/1966
Place of death: Bremen
Education: Women’s teacher training in Wolfenbüttel; later high school examinations (*Abitur*) taken externally; 1910–15 university studies (German, English, mathematics) in Munich and Marburg
Career: From 1902 private tutor, later teaches at general secondary schools in Blankenburg am Harz and Frankfurt am Main; 1917–26 at the Bremen municipal high school for girls; 1926–32 principal of a secondary school for girls; 1933–34 superintendent of girls’ secondary education in Bremen; February 1934 dismissed and returns to teaching; 1939–45 principal of a school for child evacuees in the countryside; 1945–50 schools superintendent (*Oberschulrätin*) in Bremen
Memberships: President, Bremen Association of Women Philologists (Philologinnenverband Bremen); General German Association of Women Teachers (ADLV); 1951 helps reestablish the German Federation of University Women (DAB); 1956–58 DAB president
Biographical literature: Elisabeth Hannover-Drück, “Johanna Lürssen (1881–1966),” in *Bremer Frauen von A bis Z*, ed. Hannelore Cyrus (Bremen: Belladonna, 1991), 230–2; Bärbel Maul, *Akademikerinnen der Nachkriegszeit. Ein Vergleich zwischen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und der DDR* (Frankfurt/Main: Campus, 2002), 424