Emmy Freundlich


Emmy Freundlich (née Emma Kögler) born Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic June 25, 1878 (d. 1948). Austrian Social Democratic politician. Pacifist; suffragist; leader of cooperative movement. Member of Austrian National Assembly, 1919-20. Delegate and vice president, World Economic Conference, Geneva, 1927. Only woman to serve on League of Nations Economics Committee, 1928. Arrested during government crackdown on socialists, 1934; exiled, 1939. Co-founded Austrian Committee for Relief and Reconstruction, 1943. Opposed World War I.


"Housewives denied the ballot, the shopping bag should and can be your ballot." (1913, in Andrea Ellmeier, “Frauenpolitik”; photo tagescalendaar.com)