Alice Salomon


Alice Salomon born Berlin, Germany April 19, 1872 (d. 1948). “Matriarch of German social studies.” Founded Social Women’s School, 1908. Secretary of International Women's Federation, 1909. Founded German Academy for Women's Social and Educational Work, 1925. Active supporter of WILPF, despite being forbidden to join her friend Jane Addams in its founding. Expelled by Hitler for her Jewish heritage, Christian humanist ideas, and pacifist principles.


[E]xterior changes never go to the root of things, and that only when changes are achieved within the souls of human beings is something accomplished to change the world." (The Survey, June 15, 1923, p.341; photo Wikipedia)