Tergit, Gabriele (1894–1982) By Smith, Jill
Gabriele Tergit was a respected journalist and novelist who lived and worked in Berlin, Germany in the 1920s and early 1930s. She mastered the journalistic short form of the feuilleton, an essay that offers subjective impressions of modern urban life. Tergit incorporated excerpts from her feuilletons into her critically acclaimed 1931 novel Käsebier erobert den Kurfürstendamm. She also had a successful career as a courtroom reporter who championed women’s reproductive rights and criticised the conservative bias of the German judiciary, but her activist journalism made her a target of the National Socialists, and she and her family fled Germany in March of 1933.