Wieruszowski, Helene

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WIERUSZOWSKI, HELENE (1893–1978), German-U.S. historian. Born in Elberfeld, her career in historical research was ended in 1933 by the Nazis. After teaching in Spain and Italy, she emigrated to the United States in 1940. In 1949 she joined the history faculty at City College, New York, becoming the first full-time female member of City College's department of history. Her most important books are Vom Imperium zum nationalen Koenigtum (1933), The Era of Charlemagne (with S. Easton, 1961), The Medieval University (1966), and Politics and Culture in Medieval Spain and Italy (1971). She wrote an essay on "Peter von Aragon und die Juden; Eine Politik des gerechten Ausgleichs" (in Estudis Universitares Catalans, 22 (1936), 239–62).

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E. Polak, A Medievalist's Odyssey: Helene Wieruszowski, Scholar (2004).