Aenne Brauksiepe

Aenne Brauksiepe born Engels ( born February 23, 1912 in Duisburg, † 1 January 1997 in Oelde ) was a German politician ( CDU).

She was from 1968 to 1969 Federal Minister for Family and Youth.

Education and work

After graduation in 1931, she was from 1932 to 1934 worked as Bildnerin in the care of the disabled. Since the Centre Party in Nazi Germany, they could not study because of the political commitment of her parents' house, she went to Scotland in 1934 because they wanted there to begin studying philology. However, a study of her was neither there nor in the Netherlands, where she lived with her husband in 1937, possible. In 1943 she returned to Germany. Brauksiepe was first president of the German branch of " St. Joan's International Social and Political Alliance " and second chairman of the German Catholic Women's Association.


Since 1945 Brauksiepe member of the CDU. In 1956 she was elected to the CDU Federal Board. From 1958 to 1971 she was then chairman of the Women's Union. From 1966 to 1969 she was member of the board of the CDU and 1967-1969 also deputy CDU chairman.

Member of Parliament

After 1945 Brauksiepe was first councilor in Cologne. From 1949 to 1972 she was a member of the German Bundestag. In the federal elections from 1949 to 1961 she was I and III in 1965 elected directly in the constituency Cologne Cologne in the constituency. In 1969 she took over the national list of the CDU North Rhine-Westphalia in parliament. Brauksiepe was December 15, 1964 to October 3, 1968 deputy chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group.

Public offices

On October 16th 1968 Aenne Brauksiepe was appointed as Minister for the Family and Youth led by Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger federal government. After the general election in 1969, she retired from the Federal Government on 21 October 1969. In her short tenure, she was active especially for part-time work and the promotion of all-day schools.