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Gerda Lerner, The Women’s History Pioneer Died at 92

Gerda Lerner, the leader in women’s history and the founding member of National Organization for Woman died on 2 January 2013 at Wisconsin at the age of 92 yrs.

Jan 5, 2013 13:33 IST
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Gerda LernerGerda Lerner, the leader in women’s history as well as the founding member of National Organization for Woman died on 2 January 2013 at Wisconsin. She was aged 92 years.

Lerner died in peace at the assisted-living facility in the city of Madison. She founded the doctoral programme in the women’s history in Madison at the University of Wisconsin.

About Gerda Lerner

•She was born to a very privileged Jewish family in Austria in 1920. In her teenage, she spent six weeks in the Nazi prison.
•She also went to US for establishing the first graduate programme in women’s studies in the country at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.
•She also published various books which examined lives of women. This also included 1971 textbook The Woman in American History along with other studies such as The Creation of Feminist Consciousness (1997) and The Creation of Patriarchy (1986).

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