Irma Keilhack

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Irma Keilhack , b. Schweder, (born January 25, 1908 in Hamburg ; † June 3, 2001 there ) was a German politician of the SPD .

Life and work

After elementary school, Irma Keilhack completed a commercial apprenticeship. She then worked primarily in cooperative companies. From 1929 she was the personal assistant to the state chairman Karl Meitmann in the SPD state office . After the National Socialists came to power in 1933, she was temporarily detained by the Gestapo . After her release, she first sold household linen. From 1938 she and her husband worked independently as a property manager, who mainly managed the real estate of Hamburg residents who had emigrated.

After the Second World War, Ms. Keilhack worked for the Hamburg youth authority until she was elected to the Bundestag. From 1974 onwards she headed the Hamburg consumer center , where in the 1970s she set up the first national telephone announcement service for a consumer center under the title Tips for Consumers .

She was with the later SPD since 1935 citizenship deputies Adolf Keilhack married and had a son. The Irma-Keilhack-Ring in Hamburg-Rahlstedt was named after her in May 2017 .

Political party

Keilhack had in the Weimar Republic , first of Socialist Working Youth and the SPD heard and since 1925th At times she was chairwoman of the Young Socialists in Hamburg-Hammerbrook . From 1945 she participated in the reconstruction of the Hamburg SPD. The federal party congress in 1954 elected her to the program commission, which, under the direction of Willi Eichler, worked out the Godesberg program . In the 1960s she was a member of the federal executive committee of the SPD, 1946/47 and from 1966 to 1972 also the state executive committee.


Irma Keilhack was a member of the German Bundestag from 1949 until she resigned from her mandate on January 19, 1962 . In 1956 she pushed through the construction of a youth hostel in Bonn with funds from the Bundestag in order to create overnight accommodations for young people attending Parliament. Irma Keilhack entered the Bundestag in 1953 via the Hamburg state list and otherwise always as a directly elected member of the Hamburg V constituency .

From 1966 to 1974 she was a member of the Hamburg parliament .

Public offices

Irma Keilhack was a member of the Hamburg Senate from December 13, 1961 to April 22, 1970 , which sent her as President to the Youth Authority and (until April 27, 1966) to the Food and Agriculture Authority of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.


Web links

Hamburg: Women's biographies - Irma Keilhack

Individual evidence

  1. Official Gazette of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, number 40/2017 of May 23, 2017, page 798.