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Rahel Varnhagen
See biography, media, indexes. A German writer of Jewish descent who hosted one of the most prominent salons in Europe during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Rahel Varnhagen



  • Denkblätter einer Berlinerin (1830)


Various articles were printed in Das Morgenblatt, Das Schweizerische Museum, and Der Gesellschafter


Her correspondence with David Veit and with Varnhagen von Ense was published in Leipzig, in 1861 and 1874-1875 respectively.

Biographical works

  • Schmidt-Weissenfels, Rahel und Ihre Zeit, Leipsic, 1857
  • Mrs. Vaughan Jennings, Rahel, Her Life and Letters, London, 1876
  • Assing, Aus Rahels Herzensleben, ib. 1877
  • Kayserling, Dic Jüdischen Frauen, pp. 208 et seq., Leipsic, 1879
  • Varnhagen, Rahel, ein Buch des Andenkens für Ihre Freunde, Berlin, 1833
  • idem, Galerie von Bildnissen aus Rahel's Umgang und Briefwechsel, Leipsic, 1836
  • Berdrow, Rahel Varnhagen: Ein Lebens- und Zeitbild, Stuttgart, 1900.
  • Rahel Varnhagen: The Life of a Jewess (1958), by Hannah Arendt
  • The Pity of It All: A History of the Jews in Germany, 1743-1933 (2002), by Amos Elon. pp.76-81. ISBN 0805059644

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PD-icon.svg Works by this author published before January 1, 1923 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.


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