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Deportation

Henrietta Szold and Emma Goldman: Star-crossed "Women of Valor"

December 21st is the winter solstice and this year it was also the date of a lunar eclipse. December 21st, however, is also a big day for two important "stars": Henrietta Szold and Emma Goldman, two very important women in JWA's online Women of Valor exhibit.

Deportation of Emma Goldman as a radical "alien"

December 21, 1919

Emma Goldman, along with 248 other radical "aliens," was deported to the Soviet Union under the provisions of the 1918 Alien Act.

Emma Goldman released from jail and then reimprisoned

September 27, 1919

Emma Goldman, described by J. Edgar Hoover as "beyond doubt, [one] of the most dangerous anarchists in this country," was released from a two-year prison term, only to be immediately rearrested.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Deportation." (Viewed on November 28, 2014) <http://jwa.org/tags/deportation>.

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