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09 November 2009

Waltraud Schiffels (1944 - ) academic.

Walter Schiffels was born in Saarbrücken, Germany. He did a PhD in German in 1975, and became an instructor at Saarland University, and then Director of Culture Department at Saarbrücken Volkshochschule.

After a divorce from his wife, he became an alcoholic and even worked as a transvestite in a brothel.

She transitioned to Waltraud in 1988. She is also a fiction writer, and has also written an autobiography and advice for transsexuals.
  • Barbara Kamprad and Waltrauf Schiffels (ed). Im falschen Körper: Alles über Transsexualität. Zürich: Kreuz Verlag. 1991
  • Waltraud Schiffels. Frau werden: Von Walter zu Waltraud. Zürich: eFeF-Verlag. 1992.
  • Waltraud Schiffels. Ich bin zwei. Ein Gespräch über Literatur und das Leben zwischen den Geschlechtern. Bamberg: Palette-Verlag. 1993.
  • Andrea Bronstering. “Eine Dame alter Schule”. www.transgenderradio.de/beitrag/schiffels.html.
  • “Waltraud Schiffels”. Wikipedia: Die freie Enzyklopädie. de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waltraud_Schiffels.

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