A common expression summed up the place of women in German society in the 1900s: Kinder, Küche, Kirche or “Children, Kitchen, Church.” Such expectations did nothing to stop Hildegard Burjan, a laywoman with chronic health problems, from becoming socially and politically active during the World War I era. With God’s help, Hildegard saw what she called “the distress of the times” and responded with love.
Searching for Truth. Hildegard was born on January 30, 1883, the second daughter of Abraham and Berta Freund, a Jewish couple living...
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