„Das wollten wir. Ein neues Land …“ Deutsche Zionistinnen als Pionierinnen in Palästina, 1897–1933

Female German Zionists were among the approximately 2,000 Jewish pioneers who emigrated “from Germany AND out of conviction” (aus Deutschland UND aus Überzeugung) to Palestine before 1933, at a time when the large majority of German Jews rejected the political goal of a “national Jewish homeland”. The group was made up of well-educated, single and married women, many of them graduates, who disregarded convention and overcame resistance to their plans. Their lives and their spheres of activity, as yet unnoticed within the history of German Zionism, add a further dimension to current discourse around the image of the “New Hebrew Woman” in the Land of Israel.