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Marxsen, Helene Schweitzer A life of her own

Marxsen, Helene Schweitzer: A life of her own

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Born in Berlin, Helene Schweitzer came of age in Strasbourg during a time of great social, architectural, and historical developments. It was in this cultural milieu, as a history professor’s daughter, that Helene met a young pastor named Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) and developed a deep friendship that flourished for a decade before their marriage in 1912. During those years, she served as the first woman Inspector of City Orphanages in Strasbourg, a position she held for four years before becoming a certified nurse. She also edited and proofread a number of Schweitzer’s books in multiple fields as they worked together to realize their shared dream of devoting their lives to humanity. Together in 1913, Albert and Helene Schweitzer founded what is now the longest-running hospital established by Europeans in Africa, the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in current-day Gabon.

Autor

Patti M. Marxsen

Titel

A life of her own

ISBN

978-0-8156-1051-9

Seiten

248

Erscheinungsjahr

2015

Verlag

Syracuse Univ.

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