Käte Strobel joined the SPD in 1925, being part of the party's leadership from 1958 to 1971 while from 1949 to 1972 being a member of the German Bundestag. She also served 27 February 1958 to 26 January 1967 in the European Parliament, where she became the leader of the Socialist Group from 1964 to 1967 (to this day, the only female leader other than Pauline Green) and from 1972 to 1978 in the city council of Nuremberg.
In Federal Ministry of Health) which from 1969 to 1972, with Willy Brandt as chancellor, was expanded to Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.
Her home town Nuremberg made her an honorary citizen in 1980, and named a street near the central station after her. She died in Nuremberg at age 88.
"Politik ist eine viel zu ernste Sache, als dass man sie allein den Männern überlassen könnte." - (Politics is far too serious a matter to be left solely to men.)
- Als Bundesministerin brach Käte Strobel ein Tabu, indem sie das der Privatsphäre zugeordnete sexuelle Verhalten in die politische Öffentlichkeit trug. uni-bonn.de