Wiggies in Memoriam


Wiggies in Memoriam




Members of Women in German who've passed away, but in their big and small ways have helped to make our organization what it is today.

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In Memory of Julie Klassen
Julie was a longtime active and activist member of Women in German who frequently attended the annual meetings (and helped script the Cabaret!), took care of printing and mailing the Newsletter for several years, co-organized the 1990 annual meeting,…

In Memory of Martha Wallach
We fondly remember one of our early Women in German members, Martha Kaarsberg Wallach, Professor Emeritus of Modern Languages at Central Connecticut State University, who died a year ago, on February 28, 2017,
at the age of 85. She was a…

In Memory of Susanne Zantop
Suzanne Zantop (1945-2001). Susanne was a valued and active member of WiG. She was an insightful scholar, whose book "Colonial Fantasies" remains relevant to postcolonial and transnational studies in German, and a dear friend to many in the German…

In Memory of Liselotte ("Lisa") Gumpel
Born in Berlin, January 31, 1926, Lisa’s comfortable childhood was disrupted by the Nazis coming to power in Germany. In June, 1939, shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, her mother was able to send her and her two sisters from…

In Memory of Dinah Dodds
Dr. Dinah Jane Dodds
May 29, 1943-Sept. 12, 2019

Professor Emerita of German Studies Dinah Dodds, a pinnacle of the Lewis & Clark community, passed away after a three-year battle with cancer at the age of 76. Dodds was beloved by generations of…
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