German city names street after famous dominatrix

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A 1987 file picture of Domenica Niehoff. (Claus Eckert, AP file)

A 1987 file picture of Domenica Niehoff. (Claus Eckert, AP file)

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Berlin - Authorities in Hamburg are naming a street after Germany's most famous dominatrix.

The port city, well-known for its St Pauli red light district, is dedicating a new street to Domenica Niehoff, who died in 2009.

A one-time prostitute, Niehoff gained fame in the 1980s by campaigning for the rights of sex workers. She also worked to help women struggling with drug addiction.

A spokesperson for the city-state of Hamburg said on Monday that the street in Hamburg's Altona district is one of 10 being named after famous women.

In a statement, Joerg Schmoll said others notables being honoured included German comic actress Helga Feddersen and 17th-century Jewish businesswoman Glueckel von Hameln.

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