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Petra Sturm

Petra Sturm studied journalism and history at the University of Vienna. She is a freelance historian and journalist and writes for Austrian and German magazines, journals and anthologies about women’s sport history. Her current research focuses on women and race-cycling.

Articles by this author

Sports in Austria 1918-1938

This article gives an overview of the participation of Jewish women in Austrian sport from the Habsburg monarchy to the present day. Drawing on selected biographies of sportswomen and functionaries, and with a regional focus on the capital city of Vienna, it explores the double relationship between female emancipation and Jewish self-assertion in an environment that had long been male-dominated and anti-Semitic.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Petra Sturm." (Viewed on November 28, 2023) <>.


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