Alice Salomon (Civil Rights Leader)
Alice Salomon

Alice Salomon was a German social reformer and pioneer of social work as an academic discipline. Her role was so important to German social work that a commemorative postage stamp was issued 1989 by Deutsche Bundespost about her. A university, a park and a square in Berlin are all named after her.

About Alice Salomon

Prominent social reformer who founded the German Academy for Women’s Social and Educational Work in 1925.

Before Fame

She served in her early adulthood as Deputy Chairman of the Federation of German Women’s Associations, an organization that advocated for single, poverty-stricken mothers.


She was interrogated by the Nazi Gestapo during the 1930s and forced to leave Germany. She became a United States citizen in 1944.

Family Life

She was one of eight children born to Anna and Albert Salomon.


Notable psychiatrist and psychological theorist Carl Jung was one of many prominent speakers at Salomon’s German Academy for Women’s Social and Educational Work.

Information related to Alice Salomon

  • Converts to Lutheranism from Judaism
  • 20th-century German writers
  • Jewish emigrants from Nazi Germany to the United States
  • German Lutherans
  • Writers from Berlin

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Latest information about Alice Salomon updated on August 29, 2020.

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