Beate Schmeichel-Falkenberg

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Beate Schmeichel-Falkenberg (born June 20, 1926 in Hamm ; died September 17, 2017 in Belsen ) was a German teacher and author .


Beate Schmeichel-Falkenberg studied German and English at the University of Göttingen and then worked as a journalist for the BBC in England. She later returned to Münster and worked as a teacher. With Manfred Schmeichel, she founded a school for the physically handicapped in Mössingen , which is part of today's KBF Foundation .

Schmeichel-Falkenberg worked for a time at WDR as a presenter in the program Hier und heute and at the University of Münster at the Institutum Judaicum Delitzschianum .

She was a co-founder of the Else Lasker Student Society and the Kurt Tucholsky Society . In the Society for Exile Research she headed the working group “Women in Exile”.


  • with Siglinde Bolbecher and the Theodor Kramer Society : Women in Exile , conference proceedings, Klagenfurt: Drava, 2007
  • with Ursula Wiedenmann: Crossing Borders: Women, Art and Exile , Proceedings, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2005
  • with Simone Barck and Anneke de Rudder: Fates of the Century. Women in exile in the Soviet Union. Lukas, Berlin 2003.
  • with Inge Hansen-Schaberg : Remembering Women: Resistance, Persecution, Exile, 1933-1945 , proceedings, Berlin: Weidler, 2000
  • with Manfred Schmeichel: Help for physically handicapped children , Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta 1978

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Individual evidence

  1. Beate Schmeichel-Falkenberg obituary . In: Schwäbisches Tagblatt online . ( [accessed on September 23, 2017]).