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MASARYK, Alice (1879 - 1966)
Handwritten inscription by Alice Masaryk in book:
MORGENSTERN, Christian: PALMSTRÖM.
Illustr. Karl Walser.
Berlin, Cassirer, 1914. 7nd and 8nd ed.
8°, 79 pp. Orig. brochure. Orig. cover.
Written by hand paraphrase according to collection of poems Palmström. Date: Strassburg, July 1925 and signed Alice Masaryk. - Text in german. - Cover with signs of wear and in good condition, book block near intact.
Price: 32.000,- CZK




Alice Garrigue Masaryk ( May 3. 1879, Vienna, Austria-Hungary - November 29. 1966, Chicago, USA )
The daughter of the first president of Czechoslovakia Tomas Garrigue Masaryk and Charlotta Garrigue. She studied philosophy, history and sociology at universities in Prague, Berlin and Leipzig and as of 1906 taught at secondary schools in Ceske Budejovice and Prague where in 1911 she established the sociological branch of the Union of Czechoslovak Students. Having been interned in 1915-16 she was placed under police supervision. In 1918-20 she was a member of the Revolutionary National Assembly on behalf of the Slovak Club. Between 1919 and 1939 she was chairman of the Czechoslovak Red Cross and also held the post of chairman of the International Confederation of Social Work. After her mother died in 1923 she assumed the role of First Lady. During the World War II she lived in USA and emigrated there once more in 1948.


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