The Hannah Arendt Papers: Biographical Note
1906-1939 | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s-1990s
Hannah Arendt, with her mother, Martha Arendt Beerwald, 1912. Courtesy of the Hannah Arendt Trust.
1906, Oct. 14
Born, Hannover, Germany.
Ph.D., Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany.
Published Der Liebesbegriff bei Augustin (Berlin: Springer Verlag).
Married Günther Stern (divorced 1937).
Moved to Paris, France.
Secretary general, Youth Aliyah, Jewish Agency for Palestine, Paris, France.
Special agent for rescue of Jewish children from Austria and Czechoslovakia.
Günther Stern and Hannah Arendt, ca. 1929. Courtesy of the Hannah Arendt Trust.
Married Heinrich Blücher (died 1970).
Sent to an internment camp, Gurs, France.
Emigrated with her husband to the United States, and settled in New York, N. Y.
Research director, Conference on Jewish Relations.
Chief editor, Schocken Books.
Executive director, Jewish Cultural Reconstruction.
Hannah and Heinrich Blücher, New York, ca. 1950. Courtesy of the Hannah Arendt Trust.
Published The Origins of Totalitarianism (New York: Harcourt, Brace).
Became a United States citizen.
Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship.
Delivered Christian Gauss lectures, Princeton University, Princeton, N. J.
National Institute of Arts and Letters grant.
Visiting professor, University of California, Berkeley.
Delivered Walgreen Foundation Lecture, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Published Rahel Varnhagen, the Life of a Jewess; translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston (London: Published for the Leo Baeck Institute by the East and West Library).
Published The Human Condition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).
Visiting professor, Princeton University, Princeton, N. J.
Hannah Arendt lecturing in Germany, 1955. Courtesy of the Hannah Arendt Trust.
Visiting professor, Columbia University, New York, N. Y.
Visiting professor of humanities, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
Published Between Past and Future (New York: Viking Press).
Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.
Published Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (New York: Viking Press).
|Eichmann in Jerusalem, typescripts for the book and the version published in the New Yorker, 1963|
Published On Revolution (New York: Viking Press).
|On Revolution (New York: Viking Press)|
Professor and visiting lecturer, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Received Sigmund Freud Prize of the German Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung.
University professor of philosophy, New School for Social Research, New York, N. Y.
Published Men in Dark Times (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World).
Awarded Emerson-Thoreau Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Associate Fellow, Calhoun College, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
Published On Violence (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World).
Published Crises of the Republic (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich).
Hannah Arendt, just prior to her death in 1975. Courtesy of the Hannah Arendt Trust.
Member, Advisory Council of the Department of Philosophy, Princeton University, Princeton, N. J.
Delivered Gifford Lectures, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Awarded Sonning Prize in Denmark.
1975, Dec. 4
Died, New York, N. Y.
Posthumous publication of The Jew as Pariah, edited with an introduction by Ron H. Feldman (New York: Grove Press).
Posthumous publication of The Life of the Mind (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich).
Posthumous publication of Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy, edited with an interpretive essay by Ronald Beiner (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).
|Kant lectures delivered at the New School for Social Research, 1970|
Posthumous publication of Essays in Understanding, 1930-1954, edited by Jerome Kohn (New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co.).
Posthumous publication of Love and Saint Augustine, edited and with an interpretive essay by Joanna Vecchiarelli Scott and Judith Chelius Stark (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).
Publication of Hannah Arendt/Heinrich Blücher: Briefe 1936-1968, edited and with an introduction by Lotte Kohler (Munich: Piper. 596 pp.); translated into English by Peter Constantine and published in 2000 as Within Four Walls: The Correspondence between Hannah Arendt and Heinrich Blücher, 1936-1968 (New York: Harcourt. 459 pp.)