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Ilona Copen

The Lives They Lived: Jewish women to remember in 2010

As the year comes to a close, the New York Times Magazine published “The Lives They Lived,” an annual feature celebrating the lives of people who died over the last year. The collage is a mix of people known and unknown. This assortment of stories is more gender-balanced than the regular obituary section of the New York Times, which received criticism this year for its editorial policies regarding whose stories are important enough to record.

Ilona Copen, 1940 - 2010

Co-founder and director of the New York International Ballet Competition, Ilona Copen died in February. Through her passion for educating young dancers and the advancement of the arts, she left an indelible imprint on the dance world.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Ilona Copen." (Viewed on September 19, 2014) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/21130>.

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