Frauen * Women by papersisters.de
What do all these women across the centuries and professions have in common? They were strong, talented, determined and still are great role models for women…
Loki Schmidt * Women *
Loki Schmidt was the wife of the former german chancellor Helmut Schmidt. But she was much more than "the wife of...". Always fascinated by plants, she made research in Botany and the conservation of natural habitats a mission for life. 2019 marks her 100th birthday, she is also honoured by a special stamp issued by Deutsche Post.
Clara Schumann * Women *
September 13th 2019 marks the 200th birthday of Clara Schumann. Her achievemnts as a composer and pianist on the one hand, and her life as the wife of Robert Schumann and their eight children on the other hand still fascinate people these days. A number of exhibitions, documentaries and also movies help to better value and understand this special talented woman.
Cilly Aussem * Women *
Cäcilia Edith "Cilly" Aussem - she is not very well known in Germany these days, though she was the first German tennis player ever winning the legendary Wimbledon Championship. That was many years before Boris Becker was even born. Her career in sports was overshadowed by health issues even during her younger years. She later lived with her italian husband in East Africa and Italy where she died at the age of only 54 years.
Sophie Scholl postcard
Sophie Scholl - this name stands for the students' resistance against Nazi Germany. Her - then highly illegal - activities for the resistance group "White Rose" led to her arrest, and she was sentenced to death along with her brother Hans and Christoph Probst. Others followed. Sophie Scholl was 21 years old when she was executed.
Postcard Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich - who does not think about Lola in "The Blue Angel"? Singer and actress, Berlin and Hollywood, fame and also criticism, talent and convictions, more than 90 years of full life. A fascinating women in many ways and well worth to get a seat in our postcard gallery of great women.
Postcard Bertha Benz
Imagine - to enter a car and drive for more than 100 kilometers. Not a big deal, you think? Agreed - unless it is year 1888 and nobody had tried this before! Bertha Benz just did it! Her husband had invented the vehicle but was not informed about her plans to try it for such a distance. She took their sons and off they went! We honour this adventurous and brave woman with a postcard.
Postcard Maria Sibylla Merian
Imagine living in the 17th century, crossing the Atlantic ocean with your daughter to study the natural wonders of Surinam, you need a good portion of courage and faith! When you add great scientific and artistic talent, it is obvious we talk about Maria Sibylla Merian. Admiring her artworks still makes us speechless. We feel honoured to honour her with a postcard.
Postcard Margarete Steiff
Across Germany you will find at least one furry friend made by Steiff in many households. Some Teddybears turn into lifelong companions! As adorable as the products are, we are even more facscinated by the life of the founder of the company, Margarete Steiff. Being bound to a wheelchair did not stop her. With great willpower, talent, a supportive family and a good sense for business trends and true quality she layed the foundation of the company. A postcard to honour her.