Luise Catharina Amalie Zietz
|Died||27 January 1922 (aged 56)|
|Occupation||feminist, politician, member of the Weimar National Assembly, member of the Reichstag of the Weimar Republic|
|Known for||one of the first female members of the Reichstag|
Luise Catharina Amalie Zietz (née: Körner) (1865–1922) was a German socialist and feminist. She was the first woman to occupy a leading party post in Germany. She also helped bring the socialist women's movement into the Social Democratic Party of Germany.
In 1908, the same year the government legalized women's participation in politics, she became the first woman appointed to the executive committee of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. She later nominated Marie Juchacz for a paid position by the party as the Cologne women's secretary in what was then the Upper Rhine province.
In 1917 she was one of the main agitators in favor of a split in the party, which led to the formation of the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany. She then became a leader in the creation of that party's women's movement.
- Joseph A. Biesinger (1 January 2006). Germany: A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the Present. Infobase Publishing. pp. 755–. ISBN 978-0-8160-7471-6.
- All Power to the Councils!: A Documentary History of the German Revolution of 1918–1919. PM Press. 1 June 2012. pp. 262–. ISBN 978-1-60486-737-4.
- Jennifer Striewski (Bonn) (8 March 2013). "Marie Juchacz (1879-1956), Begründerin der Arbeiterwohlfahrt". Landschaftsverband Rheinland (LVR), Cologne. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
- Olga Hess Gankin and H.H. Fisher eds, The Bolsheviks and the First World War: the origins of the Third International Stanford University Press, 1940 p.284