art historian and archaeologist who had to
1933 after the Nazis came to power. After her emigration,
she, like numerous other Jewish scholars, found herself in a
precarious situation. In her publications, a clear political positioning now became
visible for the first time. In 1942, she wrote the present
article for the publication „Women under the Swastika“ published by the
Free German League of Culture in
an organization of emigrants. The
saw itself as a
non-partisan refugee organization dedicated to teaching German culture. It was close
to the German Communist Party
. Nevertheless, it
fulfilled an important task for many, even non-Communist,
. In her
examined the role of women in National Socialist
the development of a German feminism. In doing so, she translated
1798 “Idea for a Catechism for Noble Women” into
English and compared these ideas to the reality of women under National Socialism.
expressed the hope
that the German feminist movement would be resurrected in the future.
Helen Rosenau, Changing Attitudes towards Women, in: Free German League of Culture in Great Britain (ed.), Women under the Swastika, London 1942, pp. 26-27., edited in: Key Documents of German-Jewish History,
<https://dx.doi.org/10.23691/jgo:source-234.en.v1> [September 22, 2023].