Else Brökelschen

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Election campaign poster by Else Brökelschen (1953)

Else Brökelschen, b. Kemper, (born June 25, 1890 in Barmen (today: Wuppertal ), † October 22, 1976 in Goslar ) was a German CDU politician .

Life and work

After graduating from high school, Brökelschen, who was of Protestant faith, first attended a teachers 'seminar and passed the teachers' examination. She then studied philosophy and history in Heidelberg and Bonn , where she in 1916 with a thesis on British imperialism to Dr. phil. received his doctorate. In 1917 she passed the state examination and then worked as a teacher in Wuppertal-Barmen, Emden and Goslar. She taught in Goslar at the Christian-von-Dohm-Gymnasium and subsequently at the Ratsgymnasium , to whose director Werner Brökelschen she was married.

Together with her husband, she set up the Dorothea Brökelschen Foundation (named after her deceased daughter) by will, which grants subsidies for the promotion of education for needy students at the Christian von Dohm Gymnasium and the Ratsgymnasium in Goslar.


During the Weimar Republic , Brökelschen belonged to the DVP and was a member of the state parliament in Prussia from 1921 to 1924 . Until 1930 she was a city councilor in Emden .

In 1945 she and others founded the CDU in Goslar and represented the party in the local city council from 1946 to 1950. After that, she was a member of the German Bundestag from the first federal election from 1949 to 1961 , to which she was always elected on the party's state list in Lower Saxony.


Else Brökelschen: Parliamentary memories and experiences . In: The Voter , 1952, Issue 3, pp. 110–112