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Gertrude Wishnick Dubrovsky, 1926 - 2012

Gertrude Wishnick Dubrovsky’s parents immigrated to the United States from Poland around the turn of the last century. Early in their marriage, they made an unsuccessful try at farming and then operated a hand laundry on New York’s Lower East Side. With the help of a land grant from Jewish charities set up for that purpose, they tried again, joining a community of Jewish farmers in Farmingdale, NJ.

Gertrude Wishnick Dubrovsky with Bradley Bradley, 1974

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Gertrude Wishnick Dubrovsky at a campaign stop with then-Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey in 1974.

Photo courtesy Ben Dubrovsky.

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Gertrude Wishnick Dubrovsky at a campaign stop with then-Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey in 1974.

Photo courtesy Ben Dubrovsky.

Gertrude Wishnick Dubrovsky, circa 1990

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Writer, historian, and independent scholar, Gertrude Wishnick Dubrovsky (1926 – 2012), circa 1990.

Photo courtesy Ben Dubrovsky.

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Writer, historian, and independent scholar, Gertrude Wishnick Dubrovsky (1926 – 2012), circa 1990.

Photo courtesy Ben Dubrovsky.

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Movie poster of Girl Rising, a documentary film directed Richard Robbins, produced by the social action organization 10x10, and released in 2013.
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Barbra Streisand, 1962

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Actress, singer, film director/producer, and founder of the Streisand Foundation, Barbra Streisand in 1962.

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Actress, singer, film director/producer, and founder of the Streisand Foundation, Barbra Streisand in 1962.

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