Ihrer, Emma

BORN 3 Jan 1857, Glatz, Lower Silesia - DIED 8 Jan 1911, Berlin
BIRTH NAME Rother, Emma
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Städtischer Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde, Gudrunstrasse, Lichtenberg (Gedankstätte der Sozialisten)

Emma Ihrer was the daughter of a shoemaker. She married the apothecary Emmanuel Ihrer, who was 22 years her senior. In 1881 they moved to Berlin, where she worked as a milliner. In 1883 she founded the "Frauen-Hilfsverein für Handarbeiterinnen" (Aid Society for Women Manual Workers) and in 1885 the Verein zur Wahrung der Interessen der Arbeiterinnen (Society for the Protection of Women Workers' Interests). In 1886 it was banned and she and co-founders Marie Hofmann, Pauline Staegemann were brought to court.

In 1887 her husband took over the Concordia-Apotheke in Velten and until 1894 she lived in that city. In 1889 she and Clara Zetkin attended the International Socialist Congress in Paris for the SPD. In 1891 she founded "the weekly paper "Die Arbeiterin" ("The Woman Worker). She remained active in the SPD and for trade unions. In 1911 she died in Berlin.


The grave of Emma Ihrer at the Gedenstätte der Sozialisten, Städtischer Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (14 Nov 2004)


Emma Ihrer - Wikipedia

Ilitsch, Daniza

Published: 30 Sep 2018
Last update: 03 Jan 2022