Dr. Erica Sinauer

Title: Dr.
Prename: Erica
Surname: Sinauer
Profession: Legal historian
Birthday: 06/15/1898
Place of birth: Freiburg
Date of death: 03/08/1945
Place of death: Auschwitz
Education: 1912 final high school examinations (*Abitur*); 1912–15 women’s teacher training seminar; 1919–22 university studies (law) in Freiburg; 1923 state examinations; 1928 doctorate
Career: 1915–19 teacher at a secondary school for girls in Freiburg; 1927 approbation as a lawyer; 1930 takes over her father’s law firm in Freiburg; 1931–33 plays important role in establishing the legal history department at Freiburg University; 1933 dismissed, but continues to work in legal history; October 22, 1940 deported with her sister to Gurs, France, forced labor; September 2, 1942 deported to Auschwitz; dies probably on March 8, 1945
Memberships: 1926–31 president, Freiburg chapter of the German Federation of University Women (DAB)
Biographical literature: [*Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon*, "Erika Sinauer"](http://www.bbkl.de/lexikon/bbkl-artikel.php?art=./S/Si/sinauer_e.art); Karl S. Bader, “In Memoriam. Erica Sinauer,” *Savigny. Zeitschrift für Rechtsgeschichte, Germanische Abteilung* 73 (1956): 556–7; Michael Moos, “Schicksal der jüdischen Rechtsanwälte in Freiburg nach 1933” (radio broadcast, January 28, 2002, SWR)
Major works: *Der Schlüssel des sächsischen Landrechts* (diss.; Breslau: M. & H. Marcus, 1928); “Studien zur Entstehung der Sachsenspiegelglosse,” *Neues Archiv der Gesellschaft der Ältere Deutsche Geschichtskunde* (1935): 475–581