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Gluckel-of-Hameln - still image

Gluckel-of-Hameln - still image

Glückel of Hameln left behind a memoir—one of the few extant writings by a woman of the period—that provides us with a picture both of seventeenth-century German-Jewish society and of the inner world of a woman of her place and time. The first translation of the Old Yiddish text was done by a relative of Glückel’s, Bertha Pappenheim, who also posed as Glückel for the portrait depicted here, painted by the artist Leopold Pilichowski (1869–1933).

Institution: Alice and Moshe Shalvi, Jerusalem

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