Dr. Marta (Martha) Unger

Title: Dr.
Prename: Marta (Martha)
Surname: Unger
Profession: Jurist
Birthday: 08/02/1903
Place of birth: Yokohama, Japan
Married since: December 1948
Married to: Ernst Woermann
Profession husband: former German ambassador in China
Education: Schooling and final high school examinations (*Abitur*) in Heidelberg; 1926–33 university studies (international law) in Berlin, Heidelberg, and Frankfurt; 1933 doctorate
Career: 1924–26 works for the Foreign Office in Berlin; July 1933 head of department, Reich Propaganda Ministry; 1934–41 director of the department of foreign affairs at the Reich headquarters of the National Socialist Women’s League (NS-Frauenschaft) and the German Women’s Agency (Deutsches Frauenwerk); 1941–44 head of social policy for the occupation of Paris, German Embassy in Paris; 1948 one of the lawyers defending Ernst Woermann at the Ministries Trial
Memberships: 1926–33 German Federation of University Women (DAB); DAB delegate to international conferences; May 1933 Nazi Party
Biographical literature: Jennifer E. Walcoff, “Von der ‘Staatsbürgerin’ zur ‘Volksbürgerin’. Der Disput um die Rechtsstellung der Frau,” in *Volksgenossinnen. Frauen in der NS-Volksgemeinschaft*, ed. Sybille Steinbacher (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2007), 48–68; Roland Ray, *Annäherung an Frankreich im Dienste Hitlers? Otto Abetz und die deutsche Frankreichpolitik 1930–1942* (Munich: Oldenbourg, 2000), 296
Major works: “Die Frau im Nationalsozialistischen Deutschland,” *NSFK* I April 1934; *Wird völkerrechtlich gebotenes Landesrecht vom Wegfall des zugrunde liegenden Völkerrechts berührt? Dargestellt nach deutschem Recht* (diss.; Berlin, 1937, includes biographical data)