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Silber, Käte, 1902-1979 (Senior Lecturer in German, University of Edinburgh)



Käte Silber came to Edinburgh in 1939 as a German Jewish refugee. There, she was first a domestic help for Willa and Edwin Muir, although she was already a known expert on Pestalozzi, taught in Berlin by Eduard Spranger (1882-1963). However her academic career soon progressed, and she was Senior Lecturer in German at the University of Edinburgh from 1963 to 1973. She died on the 10th of January 1979.

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Papers of Dr Käte Silber

Identifier: Coll-2102
Scope and Contents This fonds consists of the papers of Dr Käte Silber, a Senior Lecturer in German at the University of Edinburgh between 1963 and 1973, and a specialist on the Swiss pedagogue and educational reformer Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746-1827). It mostly includes some of Käte Silber's correspondence with Eduard Spranger and Fritz Bohnsack, as well as articles, pamphlets, typed documents, letters etc. relating to her life. ...
Dates: 1963-2001; Original dates of copied letters: 1939-1952