Claudia from Gélieu

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Claudia von Gélieu (born Claudia Faulstich on July 31, 1960 ) is a German political scientist .


Claudia von Gélieu studied at the Otto Suhr Institute at the Free University of Berlin . During the 1980s she was politically active in the SPD , including several years Juso district chair in Berlin-Schöneberg . Because of the renewed election of Eberhard Diepgen as governing mayor of Berlin in a grand coalition, she left the SPD.

On International Women's Day in 1988, she conducted a city tour on women's history in Berlin. Due to the great demand, she has been working as a women's history researcher ever since. The results are conveyed in guided tours, lectures and publications. Since 1994 she has been running “women's tours” with Beate Neubauer and other colleagues. She belongs to the nationwide network Miss Marple's Sisters - Historical search for traces of women on site . She is a member of the Association of Those Persecuted by the Nazi Regime - Bund der Antifaschisteninnen and Antifaschisten (VVN) and is involved in the Olga Benario gallery .

In 2001 she was awarded the Berlin Senate's Women's Prize.

She lives in Berlin-Rudow in the women's quarter.

On the night of February 9, 2017, her car was destroyed by a right-wing arson attack.


  • Learn about the history of the women's movement in East Berlin. DVK-Verlag, Berlin 1991, ISBN 3-88107-056-7 .
  • Learn the history of the women's movement. City tour in Berlin (West). DVK-Verlag, Berlin 1988, ISBN 3-88107-054-0 .
  • Women in custody. Barnimstrasse prison. A history of justice , Elefanten Press Verlag, Berlin 1994, ISBN 3-88520-530-0 .
  • Discover women's history in Berlin (= Elefanten-Press. 538). Elefanten-Press-Verlag, Berlin 1995, ISBN 3-88520-538-6 .
  • Pioneering Neukölln women. From the Britz princess to the first city councilor. Trafo-Verlag Weist, Berlin 1998, ISBN 3-89626-148-7 .
  • with Beate Neubauer : Praise me as a woman. Berlin women's story told. Berlin Edition, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-8148-0087-7 .
  • with Beate Neubauer: Electress, cook, career woman. Ten Berlin portraits (= blue notes. 28). Edition Ebersbach, Berlin 2005, ISBN 3-938740-04-3 .
  • Librarians in Rixdorf / Neukölln. From the beginnings of the public library to National Socialism. In: Dorothea Kolland (ed.): From the basement to the roof. 100 years of Neukölln City Library. 1906–2006 (= publications of the Neukölln City Library. 2). Office for Culture and Libraries, Neukölln 2006, ISBN 3-9809348-3-7 , pp. 87–91.
  • with Christian von Gélieu: The educator of Queen Luise. Salomé de Gélieu. Friedrich Pustet, Regensburg 2007, ISBN 978-3-7917-2043-2 .
  • "She did not know the ambition that wants to come first". Emma Ihr (1857–1911) on her 150th birthday. In: Year Book for Research on the History of the Labor Movement . 3, 2007, pp. 92-104.
  • with Beate Neubauer: witches, salons, girls. Berlin women's story told. Lehmanns Media, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-86541-231-7 .
  • From the political ban to the Chancellery. A difficult path for women. Lehmanns Media, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-86541-265-2 .
  • How a bear was tied to the Berliners. Stories from Berlin. Illustrations by Anna Zunterstein. vbb - Verlag für Berlin-Brandenburg, Berlin 2011, ISBN 978-3-942476-20-1 .
  • Barnimstrasse 10. The Berlin women's prison 1868–1974. Metropol, Berlin 2014, ISBN 978-3-86331-224-4 .


  • Barnimstrasse women's prison. Contemporary witnesses report on their imprisonment from 1933 to 1945 . A documentation by Maria Binder, Ingrid Fliegel, Susanne Krekeler, Claudia von Gélieu. Germany 1996. 33 min.

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Individual evidence

  2. Claudia: On the right track with “FrauenTouren” . In: Berliner Kurier , September 1, 2002
  3. Berlin-Neukölln: Right-wing arson again in Rudow Der Tagesspiegel, February 9, 2017
  4. Abstract ( Memento of January 14, 2005 in the Internet Archive )
  5. Review (PDF; 16 kB).