Famous German Feminists

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Ruth Westheimer
(German-American Sex Therapist, Media Personality and Holocaust Survivor)
Ruth Westheimer
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Birthdate: June 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
German-American sex therapist Ruth Westheimer, also known as Dr. Ruth, soared to fame with the radio show Sexually Speaking and later hosted many sexuality-related shows and wrote many books, too. She is also an ethnographer and a Holocaust survivor. Her life inspired the documentary Ask Dr. Ruth.
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Magnus Hirschfeld
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Birthdate: May 14, 1868
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolobrzeg, Poland
Died: May 14, 1935

Born in Prussia, Magnus Hirschfeld had initially studied languages and had then earned a medical degree. He grew up to be a prominent sexologist and gay rights activist who referred to the LGBT community as the “third sex.” His one-of-a-kind sexology institute was later destroyed by the Nazis.

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Shere Hite
(Feminist)
Shere Hite
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Birthdate: November 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
Died: September 9, 2020
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Ottilie Assing
(Feminist)
Ottilie Assing
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Birthdate: February 11, 1819
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: August 21, 1884
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Bertha Pappenheim
(Feminist, a social pioneer, and the founder of the Jewish Women's Association)
Bertha Pappenheim
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Birthdate: February 27, 1859
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 28, 1936

Austrian-Jewish feminist and social worker Bertha Pappenheim founded the Jewish Women's Association (Jüdischer Frauenbund), mainly with the objective of improving women's experiences in the Jewish community. She was treated by Austrian physician Josef Breuer for nervous symptoms and her case study (under the pseudonym Anna O.) found place in Breuer’s book Studies on Hysteria, co-authored with Sigmund Freud.

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Ursula Franklin
(Physicist)
Ursula Franklin
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Birthdate: September 16, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: July 22, 2016
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Dorothee Sölle
(Theologian)
Dorothee Sölle
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Birthdate: September 30, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: April 27, 2003
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Lily Braun
(Writer)
Lily Braun
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Birthdate: July 2, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Halberstadt, Germany
Died: August 8, 1916
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Alice Schwarzer
(Journalist)
Alice Schwarzer
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Birthdate: December 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wuppertal, Germany