Schreiber, Adele (1872–1957)

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Schreiber, Adele (1872–1957)

Austrian feminist and politician. Name variations: Adele Schreiber-Krieger. Born in Vienna, Austria, April 29, 1872; died Feb 20, 1957, in Herrliberg, near Zurich, Switzerland; dau. of a doctor; married a doctor.

Worked as a reporter for Frankfurter Zeitung in Berlin; helped found International Women's Suffrage Alliance (1904) and German Association for the Rights of Women and Children (1910); won a seat as a Social Democrat in the 1st Reichstag (1919); was a member of the Reichstag (1919–33), until rise of Hitler; edited women's journals and produced a number of books about mothers and children, among them Mutterschaft and Das Buch von Kinde; went into exile (1933), living in Great Britain until 1947, then moving to a town near Zurich, Switzerland; co-authored Journey Towards Freedom (1956), the history of the International Alliance of Women, for which she had served as vice-president.