R. G. Waldeck
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Heidelberg University
Rosie Goldschmidt Waldeck (August 24, 1898 – August 8, 1982) born Rosa Goldschmidt, also known as Rosie Waldeck and by several other variants of her name, was the author of several works including Prelude to the past; the autobiography of a woman and Athene Palace. The former narrates, among other things, the 1930 spy trial involving Berlin publisher Ullstein-Verlag (she was married at the time to Dr. Franz Ullstein, a son of Leopold Ullstein); the latter narrates events in elite diplomatic circles in Bucharest, Romania during World War II.Waldeck was a German-born Jew, who later became a Catholic and (on April 3, 1939) an American. She was born into a banking family, and in 1920 received a doctorate in sociology from the University of Heidelberg, where she studied under Alfred Weber. From the 1930s, she was based in the United States. She was in Bucharest from June 1940 to January 1941 as a correspondent for Newsweek: Her book Athene Palace narrates this sojourn; the title refers to the Athénée Palace hotel, "shorn of one 'e' and of accents for no other reason than simplicity and readability."The surname Waldeck came from the German count Armin Wolrad Graf von Waldeck, who was at least her third husband. She was earlier married to German-born medical doctor and scientist Ernst Gräfenberg and to the aforementioned Dr. Franz Ullstein.
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