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Sulner, Hanna (1917–1999)

Hungarian document analyst and handwriting expert. Born Hanna Fischof in Budapest, Hungary, Feb 17, 1917; died in New York, NY, Jan 5, 1999; dau. of Professor Julius Fischof (handwriting analyst); studied criminology, earned special degree to teach document examination; m. Laszlo Sulner (handwriting analyst), Nov 1947 (died 1950); children: Andrew (document expert).

One of the world's leading authorities in the field of handwriting analysis, spent her life analyzing and authenticating documents, many of them at issue in important legal cases; studied handwriting analysis with father from age 16; took over father's handwriting analysis work (1944); without at 1st being aware of it, was drawn into Communist government plot to frame Cardinal Jozsèf Mindszenty (c. 1947); denounced trial after escaping to Vienna (1949); published Disputed Documents (1966).

See also Women in World History.

Sulner, Hanna (1917–1999)

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