- Founding member of the USPD
- Member of the National Assembly and the Reichstag
Luise Zietz came from humble background. She started promoting workers’ concerns in the 1890s. In 1908, she was able to officially join the SPD and with Clara Zetkin, she became one of the first women in the party’s leadership. Within the party, she was much appreciated because of her political talent and rhetorical skills. During the war, she was one of the detractors of the SPD’s Burgfrieden policy and in 1917, helped the USPD split off from the SPD. In 1919, she was elected to the National Assembly. She went on to serve as a member of the Reichstag up to her death in 1922.
Wikipedia entry (German)