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Jewish Women on the Map - Soldiers and Sailors Monument


Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Route 1
3904 Kittery, ME
United States

A bas-relief bronze and granite memorial to the sailors and soldiers from Maine who died in World War I. Commissioned by the state, it depicted a woman fiercely protecting her child. The sculptor was Bashka Paeff, a 20-year-old Jewish woman, whose family had emigrated from Russia to escape the pogroms and settled in Boston.

Official marker (memorial, statue, gravestone, plaque, etc.)
JWA use only on jwa.org

Submitted by

Ellen Rothman

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