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Ricarda Huch Edit Profile

writer , Poetess

Poetess and a prominent writer of the neo-romantic school, who specialized in historical novels.

Background

Ricarda Huch was born on 18 July 1864 in Braunschweig.

Education

Received her doctorate in history at Zürich in 1892.

Career

After the University she worked in the town library for a while as a secretary before taking up a teaching position in Bremen. She subsequently lived in Vienna, Munich and Heidelberg. In 1931 she was awarded the Goethe Prize.

The eighty-three-year-old authoress died a year after this appeal, in Schonberg im Taunus on 17 November 1947.

Politics

After the fall of the Third Reich, whose brutal methods she thoroughly detested, the octogenarian writer urged the German public to honour the men and women of the Resistance as heroes who had fought against a ruthless system of terror that had dishonoured and brought about Germany's ruin.

Membership

  • Resigned from membership in 1933 in protest at the Nazi dismissals policy directed against Jews.

    Prussian Academy of Fine Arts , Germany

    1933