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Jewish American Women and WW II

Thelma Klein, 1940s
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Private Thelma Klein, United States Marine Corps Womens' Reserve, 1940s.

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The Jewish Women's Archive is collecting oral histories, letters, photographs, and other objects that document the experiences of Jewish American women during the Second World War.

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American Red Cross Canteen Corps in Virgina, from the Newport News, 1942
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American Red Cross Canteen Corps from the Newport News1942. Left to Right: Bottom Row: Felice Slovene, Lil Becker Diamonstein, Sophia Eisenman-Fleisher, Brunette Eisenman Kaufman, Eschter Feigsohn, Hattie Wasserman Eisenman. Middle Row: Unidentified, Esther Beskin, Kate Sachs, Bernices Schwartz Ellenson, Sadie Blechman, Rena Nachman Kates, Adelaide Wolf Top Row: Unidentified, Lorraine Blechman Drucker, Hilda Gross Levinson, Edie Greenwood. Taken in front of the Red Cross Building in Virginia. 

Courtesy of the Collection of Peninsula Jewish Historical Society.

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