In the same decade the feministic movement pointed out that using the diminutive form changes the gender of the word from female to neutrum, this can be considered equally to not acknowlidging the gender of a person but is felt by many as a philosophical question.Since most of the time diminutives are used to address pets and children, the conclusion that Just as a warning for people reading this: This answer is just wrong.
There is nothing intimate about calling someone „Fräulein Müller“.
Also, as correct answers have pointed out, this used to be the correct way to address an unmarried woman.
Americans know their illustrious near compatriot as the author of those three splendid plays; but he wrote two others as good or better, and several more too precious for oblivion -- not to mention narrative prose and light verse of distinction.
But, of whatever nationality, he must be reckoned as one of the brightest stars in that great cyclorama against which world theatrical history is played out.
Later, when he heard the story from the ovulating professor, the Babymaker himself was delighted, for not everyone accepts what he does, and so he spends a lot of time explaining the wherefores and what-hows of his avocation, often with a startling dose of Dutch honesty.