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Rosenstrasse Monument, Berlin, Germany

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The Rosenstrasse Monument in Berlin, Germany, where women protested in response to the Nazi government taking Jewish factory workers to a Rosenstrasse internment camp.
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The Rosenstrasse Monument in Berlin, Germany, where women protested in response to the Nazi government taking Jewish factory workers to a Rosenstrasse internment camp.

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Ruth Bondy

Journalist Ruth Bondy made larger events more relatable for readers through her insightful human interest stories.

Ruth Bondy, 2008

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Journalist Ruth Bondy, 2008.
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Journalist Ruth Bondy, 2008.

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Adele Bloch-Bauer

A wealthy socialite and salon hostess in her day, Adele Bloch-Bauer became the center of an historic legal case when her niece demanded the return of her portrait, stolen by the Nazis.

Manzi Kestel-Bauer Painting

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Painting by Manzi (Malwine) Kestel-Bauer, a Hungarian painter active in Vienna and killed at Terezin.
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Painting by Manzi (Malwine) Kestel-Bauer, a Hungarian painter active in Vienna and killed at Terezin.

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Elisabeth Bergner

Playfully titling her 1978 memoir Greatly Admired and Often Cursed, Elisabeth Bergner was famed both as the actress whom writers felt best captured their characters and as a former spy who helped other actors escape Nazi Germany.

Elisabeth Bergner, 1935

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Actress, activist, and writer, Elisabeth Bergner (1897-1986) in 1935.

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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Actress, activist, and writer, Elisabeth Bergner (1897-1986) in 1935.

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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Katja Behrens

Part of the first generation of postwar writers in Germany, Katja Behrens grapples with the often difficult relationship between German Jews and the majority.

Katja Behrens, 2012

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Katja Behrens in 2012,
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Katja Behrens in 2012,


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Rivka Basman Ben-Hayim

Interweaving her personal experiences with nature imagery and Jewish legends, Rivka Basman Ben-Hayim became one of Israel’s most celebrated Yiddish poets.

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