Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Alfred Kazin collection of papers, 1933-1990, 1933-1978 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975. The Papers of Richard & Clara Winston, 196?-198? Brooklyn College
referencedIn Joseph Barnes Papers, 1923-1970 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn H. F. Broch de Rothermann papers, 1916-circa 2001, 1953-1986 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hans J. Morgenthau Papers, 1858-1981, (bulk 1925-1981) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. Max Lerner papers, 1927-1992 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn American Committee for Cultural Freedom. Records, 1939-1957, 1950-1957 (bulk). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975. Yvette Théraulaz lit Hannah Arendt [Multimédia multisupport] / Hannah Arendt, aut. ; Yvette Théraulaz, voix. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs. Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs records, 1914-1996. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Lester Q. Strong papers, 1941-1996 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Ettinger, Elżbieta. Papers of Elżbieta Ettinger, 1922-2001 (inclusive), 1967-2000 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Gurian, Waldemar, 1902-1954. Waldemar Gurian papers, 1916-1968 (bulk 1937-1954). Library of Congress
referencedIn Barzun, Jacques, 1907-. Jacques Barzun papers, ca.1900-1999. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Meyer Greenberg Papers, undated, 1936-1978 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Hermann Broch archive, 1872-1990s, 1930-1951 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975. Hannah Arendt papers, 1898-1977 (bulk 1948-1977). Library of Congress
referencedIn Herbert Mitgang collection of papers, 1950-1986 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Baron, Salo W. (Salo Wittmayer), 1895-1989. Salo Wittmayer Baron papers, ca. 1900-1980. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Dwight Macdonald papers, 1865-1984, 1920-1978 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Morgenthau, Hans J. (Hans Joachim), 1904-1980. Hans J. Morgenthau papers, 1858-1981 (bulk 1925-1981). Library of Congress
referencedIn Pantheon Books. Records, 1944-1968. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Jacques Barzun Papers, ca.1900-1999. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn David Spitz papers, 1935-1982 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Hannah Arendt Papers, 1898-1977, (bulk 1948-1977) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn John Hollander Papers, circa 1950-2007 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Robert Pick papers, 1915-1977. Houghton Library.
referencedIn W. H. Auden collection of papers, 1809-1979, 1927-1973 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Macdonald, Dwight. Dwight Macdonald papers, 1865-1984 (inclusive), 1920-1978 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Max Lerner papers, 1927-1998 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Brauer, Jerald C. Jerald Brauer papers, 1925-1999 (inclusive) University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Barnes, Joseph, 1907-1970. Joseph Barnes papers, 1907-1970, 1923-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975. Yvette Théraulaz lit Hannah Arendt [Multimédia multisupport] / Hannah Arendt, aut. ; Yvette Théraulaz, voix. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
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associatedWith Adolf Eichmann person
associatedWith American Committee for Cultural Freedom. corporateBody
correspondedWith Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 person
correspondedWith Ayalti, Hanan J., 1910- person
associatedWith Barnes, Joseph, 1907-1970. person
associatedWith Baron, Salo W. (Salo Wittmayer), 1895-1989. person
associatedWith Barzun, Jacques, 1907- person
correspondedWith Bellow, Saul person
correspondedWith Bellow, Saul person
correspondedWith Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940 person
associatedWith Blücher, Heinrich, 1899-1970. person
associatedWith Brauer, Jerald C. person
associatedWith Broch de Rothermann, H. F. person
associatedWith Broch, Hermann, 1886-1951 person
associatedWith Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs. corporateBody
correspondedWith Colie, Rosalie Littell person
associatedWith Eichmann, Adolf, 1906-1962 person
associatedWith Ettinger, Elżbieta. person
correspondedWith Fest, Joachim C., 1926-2006 person
correspondedWith Friedrich, Carl J. (Carl Joachim), 1901-1984 person
correspondedWith Gilbert, Elke person
correspondedWith Gilbert, Robert, 1899-1978 person
correspondedWith Gray, J. Glenn (Jesse Glenn), 1913-1977 person
correspondedWith Gurian, Waldemar, 1902-1954. person
associatedWith Hannah Arendt person
correspondedWith Hochhuth, Rolf person
associatedWith Hollander, John. person
correspondedWith Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965 person
correspondedWith Jonas, Hans, 1903-1993 person
correspondedWith Jovanovich, William person
correspondedWith Jovanovich, William person
correspondedWith Kazin, Alfred, 1915-1998 person
correspondedWith Köhler, Lotte person
correspondedWith Köhler, Lotte person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902- person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. person
correspondedWith Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977 person
correspondedWith MacDonald, Dwight person
correspondedWith MacDonald, Dwight person
correspondedWith Magnes, Judah Leon, 1877-1948 person
correspondedWith McCarthy, Mary, 1912-1989 person
associatedWith Meyer Greenberg corporateBody
associatedWith Mitgang, Herbert person
correspondedWith Morgenthau, Hans J. (Hans Joachim), 1904-1980 person
associatedWith Pantheon Books. corporateBody
correspondedWith Pick, Robert, 1898- person
correspondedWith Riesman, David, 1909-2002 person
correspondedWith Rosenau, Ruth H. person
correspondedWith Scholem, Gershom Gerhard, 1897-1982 person
correspondedWith Shawn, William person
correspondedWith Shawn, William person
correspondedWith Silvers, Robert B. person
correspondedWith Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995 person
associatedWith Spitz, David, 1916- person
associatedWith Steegmuller, Francis, 1906- person
associatedWith Strong, Lester Q person
correspondedWith Tillich, Paul, 1886-1965 person
correspondedWith University of Chicago corporateBody
associatedWith Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972 person
correspondedWith Voegelin, Eric, 1901-1985 person
correspondedWith Vollrath, Ernst person
correspondedWith Weil, Anne person
correspondedWith Weil, Anne person
associatedWith Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972 person
correspondedWith Wolff, Helen, 1906-1994 person
correspondedWith Wolff, Kurt, 1887-1963 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Jerusalem
Palestine
Germany
Palestine
Germany
Subject
Zionism
War crime trials
Jews--Persecutions
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Political science--Philosophy
War crime trials--Jerusalem
Totalitarianism
Philosophy
National socialism
Occupation
Authors
Educators
Philosophers
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Birth 1906-10-14

Death 1975-12-04

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Americans

English,

German,

French

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