Hersch, Jeanne

PHILOSOPHER, AUTHOR (SWITZERLAND)
BORN 13 Jul 1910, Genève - DIED 5 Jun 2000, Genève
GRAVE LOCATION Genève: Cimetière de Plainpalais, Rue des Rois (D-400)

Jeanne Hersch was the daughter of Jewish immigrants from Russia. She studied in Geneva, Paris, Heidelberg (under Karl Jaspers). In 1931 she became a citizen of Geneva. In 1932 she went to Freiburg, where she visited lectures by Heidegger. She was there when the nazi's came to power in Germany and witnessed how the totalitarian system took a hold on daily life.

After her promotion in Philosophy she became a teacher at the University of Geneva in 1956. In 1961 she became professor for systematic Philosophy in Geneva. From 1966 until 1968 she was the director of the Philosophy Departmant of UNESCO in Paris and she represented Switzerland at the executive council of UNESCO from 1970 until 1972. She was a member of several committees.

Sources
Jeanne Hersch – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Jeanne Hersch at the Cimetière de Plainpalais, Genève.
Picture by Androom (06 Dec 2007)

 


Herschel, Caroline

Published: 4 Jul 2008
Last update: 4 Jul 2008