MUDr. Emma Maria Herzig was an important member and a chair of the German Section, and also a Deutsche Nationalpartei (German National Party) Senator from 1920 to 1925. She was born in 1873 in Rýnovice (currently a part of the city of Jablonec nad Nisou). She graduated from medicine and worked as a psychiatrist and gynaecologist. She was also active in other German organizations, for example the Federation of German Women’s Associations in Czechoslovakia and the German Association for Protection of Mothers and Infants in Bohemia. She founded the Association for Women’s Political Education and published the Sudetendeutsche Frau magazine. In 1923, she faced a charge of violating the law for protection of the republic and was supposed to be stripped of immunity, which was eventually dismissed.
The situation was recorded by the senate stenographer:
The response went as follows:
 D. Musilová: Z ženského pohledu. Poslankyně a senátorky Národního shromáždění Československé republiky 1918–1939, České Budějovice: Vlastimil Rada, 2007, s. 99–100.
M. Naske, J. Penížek: Národní shromáždění republiky Československé: poslanecká sněmovna – senát, národní výbor, revoluční národní shromáždění: životopisná a statistická příručka se 450 obrazy a 2 plány, jakož i s výňatkem nejdůležitějších ustanovení a dat, která se týkají Národního shromáždění. V Jičíně: Nákladem a tiskem firmy Šmejc a spol, 1924, s. 178.
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