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  • ID: I23557
  • Name: Käthe Brieger
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 06 JAN 1894 in Breslau
  • Death: JAN 1973 in New York
  • Note:
    Born Kathe Brieger, Stern was the only daughter of a medical and academic family in Breslau, Germany. Much influenced by her mother, Hedwig, Stern was educated by a private tutor and at the Madchen Gymnasium in Breslau. Following in the footsteps of her father, she took a degree in physics at the University of Breslau, where she was awarded a Ph.D. in physics and mathematics in 1918. She met her husband, Rudolf Stern, through a shared interest in literature and the theater; they were married in 1919

    New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
    Name: Kaethe Stern
    Arrival Date: 9 Oct 1938
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
    Age: 44
    Gender: Female
    Port of Departure: Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Place of Origin: Germany
    Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: German;Hebrew (German)
    Ship Name: Statendam
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Nativity: Germany
    Line: 13
    Microfilm Serial: T715
    Microfilm Roll: T715_6231
    Birth Location: Germany
    Birth Location Other: Breslau
    Page Number: 107
    Friend's Name: Mrs. A Willstaetler
    Port Arrival State: New York
    Port Arrival Country: United States

    New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Jan 9, 1973. p. 42


    Dr. Catherine Brieger Stern,
    who contributed to the modern
    theory of teaching elementary
    mathamatics and reading, died
    yesterday in Lenox Hill Hos-
    pital. She was 79 years old and
    lived at 12 West 96th Street.
    Dr. Stern was the widow of
    Dr. Rudolf Stern, a specialist in
    internal medicene. She was born
    in Breslau, Germany, and re-
    ceived a Ph. D. from Breslau
    University in 1918. She opened
    one of the modified Montessri
    kindergarrtens in Germany and
    developed visual materials to
    teach children arithmetic and
    In 1938 she came here with
    her family. Dr. Stern was re-
    search assistant to Max Werth-
    eimer at the New School from
    1940 to 1943 and a founder and
    research director from 1944 to
    1951 of the Castle School, an
    experimental school for children
    of preschool age.
    Her books included "Children
    Discover Arithmetic: An Intro-
    duction to Structural Arith-
    metic." published by Harper in
    1949. Later Houghton Mifflin
    published her arithmetic texts
    and she was senior author of
    the Structual Reading Series
    of Random House.
    Surviving are a son, Prof.
    Fritz Stern; a daughter, Mrs.
    Toni S. Gould; two brothers,
    and five grandchildren.

    Father: Oskar Brieger
    Mother: Hedwig Lion b: ABT 1867

    Marriage 1 Rudolf Alfred Stern b: 16 MAR 1895 in Breslau
      1. Has Children Fritz Richard Stern b: 02 FEB 1926 in Breslau
      2. Has No Children Toni C Stern b: in Breslau
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