Origins and Career

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Marga Meusel grew up in a in a pious parental home in Falkenberg in Upper Silesia. After having long worked in her parents’ home and at the district court office, she became a qualified nurse, then district welfare worker and finally welfare worker. She attended the “German Academy for Women’s Social and Educational Work” in Berlin-Schöneberg from 1927 to 1928 and the “Social School for Women” from 1928 to 1930.

Marga Meusel took over the management of the Evangelical District Welfare Agency in Berlin-Zehlendorf, an organization of five congregations, in 1932. Hundreds of people, predominantly women, single mothers-to-be, convalescents, alcoholics as well as unemployed and homeless people sought support there every year.

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