Dr. Gertrud Bäumer

Title: Dr.
Prename: Gertrud
Surname: Bäumer
Profession: Women's rights advocate, politician, writer
Birthday: 09/12/1873
Place of birth: Hohenlimburg
Date of death: 03/25/1954
Place of death: Bethel
Education: 1888 girl’s secondary school in Halle/Saale, then women’s teacher training seminar in Magdeburg; 1898–1900 seminar for women high school teachers in Berlin; 1900–04 university studies (German, theology, philosophy, and sociology) in Berlin; 1904 doctorate
Career: 1894–98 teacher in Halberstadt, Kamen, and Magdeburg; 1907–10 editor of the ADF journal *Die Neuen Bahnen*; 1914 founder of National Women’s Service; 1916–20 director of Hamburg Institute for Social Pedagogy; 1919–20 member of the Weimar National Assembly for the German Democratic Party (DDP); 1920–30 deputy in the German Reichstag and vice president of the DDP; 1922–33 senior civil servant in the Interior Ministry cultural policy department,; 1930–32 Reichstag deputy for the German State Party (DStP); 1933 dismissed from the civil service; 1933–52 writer of historical novels
Memberships: 1910–19 president, Federation of German Women’s Associations (BDF); 1918–30 DDP, then until 1933 DStP; 1923 initiator and from 1926 honorary member of the DAB; 1945 founding member of the Christian Social Union party (CSU)
Biographical literature: Angelika Schaser, *Helene Lange und Gertrud Bäumer. Eine politische Lebensgemeinschaft* (Cologne: Böhlau, 2000); [Deutsche Biographie, Gertrud Bäumer](http://www.deutsche-biographie.de/sfz107296.html#index)
Major works: Editor of *Handbuch der Frauenbewegung*, 5 vols. (1901–06, with Helene Lange), *Die Hilfe. Wochenzeitschrift für Politik, Literatur und Kunst* (1912–40, with Friedrich Naumann), and *Die Frau* (1916–36, with Helene Lange); *Lebensweg durch eine Zeitenwende* (Tübingen: R. Wunderlich, 1933); *Die Macht der Liebe: Der Weg des Dante Alighieri* (Munich: Bruckmann, 1941); *Der neue Weg der deutschen Frau* (Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1946)
Links: [Bundesarchiv](http://www.bundesarchiv.de/oeffentlichkeitsarbeit/bilder_dokumente/02056/index.html.de) [Lebensbilder westfälischer Frauen](http://www.lwl.org/westfaelische-geschichte/portal/Internet/finde/langDatensatz.php?urlID=624&url_tabelle=tab_person)