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Holocaust

Gila Almagor

Gila Almagor earned acclaim as a writer, actress, and filmmaker for her autobiographical Summer of Aviya in 1988, but when critics questioned details of her story, she embraced the criticism and went on to create a sequel, 1995’s Under the Domim Tree.

Rajzel Zychlinsky

Praised as one of the most original voices in modern Yiddish poetry, Rajzel Zychlinski used free verse and sparse language to capture the devastation of the Holocaust.

Nechama Tec

Nechama Tec’s experiences as a child in the Holocaust led to her career highlighting nontraditional stories of the Holocaust, and inspired the movie Defiance.

Lore Segal

Lore Segal’s life, including her transformative experiences during WWII, became the basis for her award-winning novels and children’s books.

Adeline Schulberg

Adeline Schulberg’s long and winding career path led her from activist to Hollywood agent and back again.

Martha Schlamme

Martha Schlamme rose to popularity singing Yiddish and Hebrew songs at Catskills resorts, but was best known for her interpretations of Kurt Weill’s music.

Alice Schalek

Alice Schalek made a name for herself as Austria’s first female war photographer during WWI and went on to a stunning career as a photojournalist and travel writer.

Alice Salomon

Alice Salomon was honored as one of the founding mothers of social work in Germany for both the direct service organizations she created and her role as founding president of the International Association of Schools of Social Work.

Sylvia Rosner Rothchild

Sylvia Rosner Rothchild used her writing talents to turn oral history interviews with Holocaust survivors and Russian refuseniks into engaging accounts that challenged stereotypes and captured American mainstream audiences.

Hadassah Rosensaft

Showing incredible courage and ingenuity, Hadassah Bimko Rosensaft saved countless lives in the concentration camps and helped survivors recover from their ordeal.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Holocaust." (Viewed on April 18, 2015) <http://jwa.org/topics/holocaust>.

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