Jewish Women on the Map - Kippenheim - Birthplace of Archivist Selma Stern-Taeubler
Founding director of the American Jewish Archives Selma Stern-Taeubler was born here on July 24, 1890. The first girl accepted to her local school, she graduated with honors in 1908. She went on to graduate summa cum laude from the University of Heidelberg and to receive her doctorate in history from the University of Munich. She became the founding director of the American Jewish Archives at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati and served as archivist until her retirement in 1960. The AJA is now one of the world’s largest collections of historical materials pertaining to the American Jewish experience.