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Barth, Carola
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(Sep 24, 1879, Bad Salzschlierf – May 17, 1959, Frankfurt a.M.). A teacher of religion and school principal, Carola Barth graduated from Jena in 1907 as the first woman to receive a degree in theology from a German university. She was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1927. She served repeatedly on the city council of Frankfurt, before 1933 as a representative of the German Democratic Party (DDP) and after 1945 as a delegate of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). She argued in fa…

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Henze, Dagmar, “Barth, Carola”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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