Dr. Käthe Spiegel

Title: Dr.
Prename: Käthe
Surname: Spiegel
Profession: Historian
Birthday: 11/19/1898
Place of birth: Prague
Education: 1917 final high school examinations (*Abitur*) taken externally, then university studies (history) in Prague; 1919 language certificate in Greek; 1921 doctorate; 1924 international college classes in Vienna; 1926 summer school at the Commission on Intellectual Cooperation in Geneva; 1934–35 Czech language diploma and training in librarianship
Career: Until 1926 secretary to her father, Prof. Ludwig Spiegel (1864–1926); 1927–29 Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., including stays at the American Association of University Women (AAUW) guest house; 1931, 1933, and 1936 unsuccessful attempts to attain university lecturer qualification in Prague; 1933–34 researcher at the State Archive of Bohemia; 1935–40 researcher at the Prague national and university library; 1939 dismissed; attempt to escape to the United States with AAUW support fails in fall 1941 when the United States enters the war; 1941 deportation to the Łódź ghetto; date of death unknown
Memberships: Czech Federation of University Women, German group; 1935 delegate of the Prague-based German Association for the Advancement of Women (Deutscher Verein Frauenfortschritt) to the IAW congress, Istanbul
Biographical literature: Guido Kisch, “Kaethe Spiegel 1898–1942,” *Historia Judaica* 9 (1947): 193–4; Gerhard Oberkofler, *Käthe Spiegel. Aus dem Leben einer altösterreichischen Historikerin und Frauenrechtlerin in Prag* (Innsbruck: Studienverlag, 2005); [*Neue Deutsche Biographie*, "Käthe Spiegel"](http://www.deutsche-biographie.de/sfzS16811-4.html)
Major works: *Vom Karolinum: Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Prager Universität* (diss.; Prague: Lese- und Redehalle der Deutschen Studenten in Prag, 1923); *Kulturgeschichtliche Grundlagen der amerikanischen Revolution* (Munich: Oldenbourg, 1931)