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Bäumer, Gertrud
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Bäumer, Gertrud

(September 12, 1873, Hohenlimburg – March 25, 1954, Bethel, now part of Bielefeld), German literary author and women’s rights campaigner. Bäumer was a leading representative of the moderate wing within the bourgeois women’s movement, a distinguished liberal politician and commentator as well as an author of historical novels. From 1910 to 1919 she chaired the Federation of German Women’s Organizations (Bund Deutscher Frauenvereine, BDF), the umbrella organization of the bourgeois women’s movement.

The trained teacher, who held a doctorate in German lit…

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Rouette, Susanne, “Bäumer, Gertrud”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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