Edith Jarislowsky

Germany, Berlin
USA, Washington, D.C
FatherAdolf Jarislowsky (17/04/1855 – 05/12/1933) 
MotherFlora Bernheim (17/11/1875 – 29/07/1955) 
Partner Julius Hirsch (30/10/1882 – 14/08/1961)

Married 08/04/1927 Germany, Berlin, Grunewald




[son] Hirsch (1928 – )


"Edith Jarislowsky Hirsch (1899-2003), daughter of Adolph Jarislowsky and Flora Jarislowsky née Bernheim, received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Heidelberg in 1925. She met Julius Hirsch in Hechingen, Germany at the family home of Albert Einstein's wife Elsa, who was close friends with Edith's mother, and they got married in 1927. Edith Hirsch was an economist as well, receiving an MA from the New School in 1943, and she worked together with her husband in his consultancies both in Germany and in the United States. She specialized in food and agriculture economics. Hirsch was also involved with the LBI: she helped editing the memoirs of George Tietz, published in 1965, and also collected and donated to the LBI a range of materials related to the German-Jewish experience." - CJH

"[...] EDITH (1900–2003), the daughter of the Berlin banker Adolph Jarislowsky, was active from 1931 to 1933 in establishing kitchens for the unemployed based on the principle of self-help. In the United States she was active in her husband’s firm. Her special interests were agro-economics, the world food situation, and commodity problems. Specializing in agricultural trends and food distribution, she served as a consultant to the Department of Agriculture in the 1940s and 1950s. In 1946 she wrote Food Supplies in the Aftermath of World War II. To give the book more credibility, it was issued under her husband’s name; but in 1993 it was republished under the name of its rightful author. She was a professor of economics at the New School of Social Research. She was a board member of the *Leo Baeck Institute in New York." - EJ

Sources (click here for generic source information)

cjh.org - Julius and Edith Hirsch Collection - biography from The Centre for Jewish History / Leo Baeck Institute;
jevzajcg.me - biography from Encyclopaedia Judaica
wikipedia.org - dates and places of birth and death.

This record was last updated on 16/04/2023 at 17:40