Dr. med. Ilse Szagunn

Title: Dr. med.
Prename: Ilse
Surname: Szagunn
Profession: Physician
Birthday: 09/16/1887
Place of birth: Berlin
Date of death: 03/10/1971
Place of death: Berlin
Married since: 1914
Married to: Walter Szagunn
Profession husband: Jurist, director of a bank
Children: 2 (Volkhard, born 1923; Helfried, 1925-1945)
Education: 1912 state examination in medicine in Berlin; 1913 license to practice and doctorate
Career: 1914–27 director of the mother-and-baby advisory office in Charlottenburg, Berlin; school physician at municipal high schools in Charlottenburg, physician at vocational schools; 1917–25 private practice; 1919–31 lecturer at Alice Salomon’s Women’s School of Social Work, the Charlottenburg Women’s School, and the School of Public Welfare of the Protestant Home Mission (Wohlfahrtsschule der Inneren Mission), Berlin; 1927–43 director of the Protestant marriage counseling center in Friedenau, Berlin; 1940 accredited by the Nazi Office of Public Health (Amt für Volksgesundheit); 1941–44 edits the journal *Die Ärztin*; 1945–67 private practice in Lichterfelde, Berlin
Memberships: From 1909 German Academic Women’s Union (Deutsch-Akademischer Frauenbund); 1926 president of the German League of University Women’s Associations (DVAF); 1924–36 Federation of German Women Physicians (BDÄ); 1925–28 German People’s Party (DVP) deputy in the district assembly; 1926–33 DAB vice president; 1953 Federal German Order of Merit, honorary member of the reestablished BDÄ; 1961 honorary member of the Berlin Medical Society (Berliner Medizinische Gesellschaft)
Biographical literature: Johanna Bleker and Sabine Schleiermacher, *Ärztinnen aus dem Kaiserreich. Lebensläufe einer Generation* (Weinheim: Deutscher Studien-Verlag, 2000), 296–70; Louisa Sach, “‘Gedenke, dass du eine deutsche Frau bist.’ Die Ärztin und Bevölkerungspolitikerin Ilse Szagunn (1887-1971),” Ph.D. diss., University of Berlin (Charité Universitätsmedizin), 2006
Major works: “Wandlungen in den geistigen Grundlagen der Familie,” *Die deutsche Bevölkerungsfrage im europäischen Raum* 1929: 86–91; *Psychotherapie und Religion* (Munich: Banaschewski, 1964); “Mensch und Automation,” *Soziale Arbeit* 14 (1965)
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