Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1906-10-14
Death 1975-12-04
Gender:
Female
Americans
English, German, French

Biographical notes:

Author, educator, and political philosopher. Born Johanna Cohn Arendt in 1906; married Heinrich Blücher (after moving to the U.S. the couple primarily used the spelling Bluecher) in 1940 and used her married name Hannah Arendt Blücher for domestic identification.

From the description of Hannah Arendt papers, 1898-1977 (bulk 1948-1977). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981094

Biographical Note

  • 1906, Oct. 14: Born, Hannover, Germany
  • 1928: Ph.D., Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1929: Published Der Liebesbegriff bei Augustin (Berlin: Springer Verlag. 90 pp.) Married Günther Stern (divorced 1937)
  • 1933: Moved to Paris, France
  • 1935 - 1939 : Secretary general, Youth Aliyah, Jewish Agency for Palestine, Paris, France
  • 1938 - 1939 : Austria Republic of Austria Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Sokol South Omaha Czechoslovak Museum Czechoslovakian National Cemetery Czechoslovakian Legation Building Czechoslovakia Cemetery Czechoslovakian National Cemetery Special agent for rescue of Jewish children from Austria and Czechoslovakia
  • 1940: Gurs, France Gurs Interned in concentration camp, Gurs, France Married Heinrich Blücher (died 1970)
  • 1941: Emigrated with her husband to the United States
  • 1941 - 1945 : Journalist
  • 1944 - 1946 : Research director, Conference on Jewish Relations
  • 1946 - 1948 : Chief editor, Schocken Books
  • 1949 - 1952 : Executive director, Jewish Cultural Reconstruction
  • 1951: United States United States Became a United States citizen Published The Origins of Totalitarianism (New York: Harcourt, Brace. 477 pp.)
  • 1952: Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
  • 1953: Delivered Christian Gauss lectures, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1954: National Institute of Arts and Letters grant
  • 1955: Visiting professor, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.
  • 1956: Delivered Walgreen Foundation lecture, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1957: Published Rahel Varnhagen, the Life of a Jewess (London: Published for the Leo Baeck Institute by the East and West Library. 222 pp.); translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston
  • 1958: Published The Human Condition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 332 pp.)
  • 1959: Visiting professor, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1960: Visiting professor, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1961: Evanston, Ill. Evanston Visiting professor of humanities, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. Published Between Past and Future (New York: Viking Press. 246 pp.)
  • 1961 - 1962 : Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.
  • 1963: Published Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (New York: Viking Press. 275 pp.) Published On Revolution (New York: Viking Press. 343 pp.)
  • 1963 - 1975 : Professor and visiting lecturer, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1967: Received Sigmund Freud Prize of the German Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung
  • 1967 - 1975 : University professor of philosophy, New School for Social Research, New York, N.Y.
  • 1968: Published Men in Dark Times (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. 272 pp.)
  • 1969: Awarded Emerson-Thoreau Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1969 - 1975 : Associate Fellow, Calhoun College, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1970: Published On Violence (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. 106 pp.)
  • 1972: Published Crises of the Republic (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 240 pp.)
  • 1972 - 1975 : Member, Advisory Council of the Department of Philosophy, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1973 - 1974 : Delivered Gifford lectures, University of Aberdeen, nAberdeen, Scotland
  • 1975: Awarded Sonning Prize in Denmark
  • 1975, Dec. 4: Died, New York, N.Y.
  • 1978: Posthumous publication of The Jew as Pariah, edited with an introduction by Ron H. Feldman (New York: Grove Press. 288 pp.) Posthumous publication of The Life of the Mind (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 2 vols.)
  • 1982: Posthumous publication of Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy, edited with an interpretive essay by Ronald Beiner (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 174 pp.)
  • 1994: Posthumous publication of Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954, edited by Jerome Kohn (New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co. 458 pp.)
  • 1996: Posthumous publication of Love and Saint Augustine, edited and with an interpretive essay by Joanna Vecchiarelli Scott and Judith Chelius Stark (Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 233 pp.) Publication of Hannah Arendt/Heinrich Blücher: Briefe 1936-1968, edited and with an introduction by Lotte Kohler (Munich: Piper. 596 pp.); translated into English by Peter Constantine and published in 2000 as Within Four Walls: The Correspondence between Hannah Arendt and Heinrich Blücher, 1936-1968 (N.Y.: Harcourt. 459 pp.)

From the guide to the Hannah Arendt Papers, 1898-1977, (bulk 1948-1977), (Manuscript Division, Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Zionism
  • War crime trials
  • Jews--Persecutions
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Political science--Philosophy
  • War crime trials--Jerusalem
  • Totalitarianism
  • Philosophy
  • National socialism

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  • Educators
  • Philosophers

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  • Jerusalem (as recorded)
  • Palestine (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)
  • Palestine (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)