Germany celebrates 100 years of women’s suffrage

In February 1919, Marie Juchacz, 40, took the floor in the Weimar National Assembly. “Ladies and gentlemen, this is the first time in Germany that women are allowed to speak to the people as free and equals,” she said. Documents from the time tell us that the House reacted with “hilarity”. But a century later, women’s suffrage is taken more seriously.

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