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Leipzig Women's College
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Founded in Leipzig in 1911, an establishment where women were able to qualify through various training courses for occupations primarily in social work. The Women’s College was the first successful institution of its kind in Germany. Its initiator was the Jewish women’s rights activist Henriette Goldschmidt (1825–1920). Influenced by the ped…

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Maierhof, Gudrun, “Leipzig Women's College”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0320>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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