Annemarie Mevissen

Annemarie Mevissen (born Annemarie Schmidt: 24 October 1914 – 13 July 2006) was a German politician (SPD).wikipedia
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Germany

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Annemarie Mevissen (born Annemarie Schmidt: 24 October 1914 – 13 July 2006) was a German politician (SPD).

Social Democratic Party of Germany

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Annemarie Mevissen (born Annemarie Schmidt: 24 October 1914 – 13 July 2006) was a German politician (SPD). The senate reflected a grand coalition agreement, but the SPD usually dominated the Bremen senate, at this point holding seven of the fourteen places in it: Mevrissen would continue as the Senator for Youth Affairs till 1975 - with "Welfare" (today "social affairs") transferred to her departmental responsibilities in 1959.

Bremen

Bremen, GermanyRönnebeckBremer
She served between 1951 and 1975 as a Bremen senator.

Senate of Bremen

SenateBremen SenateSenate of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
She served between 1951 and 1975 as a Bremen senator. In 1951, still the mother of two pre-school age children, she was appointed to the senate by Mayor Wilhelm Kaisen, taking on the schools and youth portfolio.

Bremen (state)

BremenFree Hanseatic City of Bremenstate of Bremen
Between 1967 and 1975 she was [[:de:Liste von Bremer Bürgermeistern#Bürgermeister als Stellvertreter des Präsidenten|deputy president (deputy mayor)]] of the state of Bremen ("Freie Hansestadt Bremen").

States of Germany

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That meant that in 1967 she became the first woman to reach that position in any of the eleven states ("Bundesländer") of the German Federal Republic (West Germany).

German Federal Republic

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That meant that in 1967 she became the first woman to reach that position in any of the eleven states ("Bundesländer") of the German Federal Republic (West Germany).

Weimar Republic

GermanyWeimar GermanyWeimar
Wilhelm Schmidt (1883-1975), her father, was one of the most high-profile SPD politicians in Bremen during the Weimar years.

Nazi Germany

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He had been removed from public service in 1933 by the Nazis and later spent several years in a labour camp.

Farge concentration camp

a labour camp
He had been removed from public service in 1933 by the Nazis and later spent several years in a labour camp.

World War II

Second World WarwarWWII
Directly after the war Wilhelm Schmidt took a leading role in reconstructing the city's administration, and he was one of the authors of the Bremen constitution which came into force in 1947.

Abitur

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Annemarie Schmidt attended secondary school locally, in 1934 passing her school final exams ("Abitur"), which under more normal circumstances would have opened the way to university-level education.

Nazi Party

NSDAPNazisNazi
The Nazis had taken power at the beginning of the previous year and little by little transformed the country into a one-party dictatorship.

Adolf Hitler's rise to power

MachtergreifungNazi seizure of powertook power
The Nazis had taken power at the beginning of the previous year and little by little transformed the country into a one-party dictatorship.

Gleichschaltung

transformingandtransforming Germany
The Nazis had taken power at the beginning of the previous year and little by little transformed the country into a one-party dictatorship.

One-party state

one-partyone-one-party system
The Nazis had taken power at the beginning of the previous year and little by little transformed the country into a one-party dictatorship.

Enabling Act of 1933

dictatorshipEnabling Actconverted
The Nazis had taken power at the beginning of the previous year and little by little transformed the country into a one-party dictatorship.

Leipzig

Leipzig, GermanyLeipsicLipsia
She was, however, able to find an apprenticeship in the book trade, which led to jobs successively in Leipzig, Marburg and Göttingen.

Marburg

Marburg an der LahnMarburg, GermanyMarburg (Lahn)
She was, however, able to find an apprenticeship in the book trade, which led to jobs successively in Leipzig, Marburg and Göttingen.

Göttingen

Göttingen, GermanyGottingenGoettingen
She was, however, able to find an apprenticeship in the book trade, which led to jobs successively in Leipzig, Marburg and Göttingen.

Flight and expulsion of Germans (1944–1950)

expelledexpulsion of Germans after World War IIexpulsion of Germans
She gathered children from the refugee camps and farmsteads in the surrounding countryside and organised sports and drama based activities for them.

Bürgerschaft of Bremen

BürgerschaftBremenParliament of Bremen
Although she was narrowly defeated by Friedrich Behrens in 1946, in 1947 Annemarie Mevissen was elected to the Bremen parliament ("Bürgerschaft").

Wilhelm Kaisen

Mayor Wilhelm KaisenWilhelm-Kaisen
In 1951, still the mother of two pre-school age children, she was appointed to the senate by Mayor Wilhelm Kaisen, taking on the schools and youth portfolio.

Grand coalition

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The senate reflected a grand coalition agreement, but the SPD usually dominated the Bremen senate, at this point holding seven of the fourteen places in it: Mevrissen would continue as the Senator for Youth Affairs till 1975 - with "Welfare" (today "social affairs") transferred to her departmental responsibilities in 1959.

Hans Koschnick

In 1967 Mevrissen was elected to a mayoral position, becoming deputy to the Senate President, fellow SPDS member Hans Koschnick.