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Angiola Sartorio, circa 1920s

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After years of oblivion, modern dance pioneer Angiola Sartorio has recently been rediscovered. This daughter of a great Italian painter and a German-Jewish mother created a dance company which in 1937 was forced to perform for Hitler, an event which precipitated her emigration from Europe to the United States. She is shown here circa 1920s.

Courtesy of Patrizia Veroli

After years of oblivion, modern dance pioneer Angiola Sartorio has recently been rediscovered. This daughter of a great Italian painter and a German-Jewish mother created a dance company which in 1937 was forced to perform for Hitler, an event which precipitated her emigration from Europe to the United States. She is shown here circa 1920s.

Courtesy of Patrizia Veroli

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Sylvia Rothchild

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Sylvia Rothchild has used both fiction and nonfiction to explore the cultural identities of twentieth-century Jewish immigrants to the U.S., including the mass wave of Eastern European immigrants in the early part of the century, Holocaust survivors and emigrés from the Soviet Union.

Courtesy of Sylvia Rothchild

Sylvia Rothchild has used both fiction and nonfiction to explore the cultural identities of twentieth-century Jewish immigrants to the U.S., including the mass wave of Eastern European immigrants in the early part of the century, Holocaust survivors and emigrés from the Soviet Union.

Courtesy of Sylvia Rothchild

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Dr. Hadassah Bimko Rosensaft

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A concentration camp survivor credited with saving the lives of thousands of Holocaust victims both during and after the war, and dedicated to preserving the memory of those who perished, Dr. Hadassah Bimko Rosensaft embodied the Jewish essence of the Holocaust in both its tragic and heroic dimensions.

Institution: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

A concentration camp survivor credited with saving the lives of thousands of Holocaust victims both during and after the war, and dedicated to preserving the memory of those who perished, Dr. Hadassah Bimko Rosensaft embodied the Jewish essence of the Holocaust in both its tragic and heroic dimensions.

Institution: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

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Elise Richter

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In 1896, the Austrian government permitted women to take matriculation examinations. Elise Richter, 31 years old, was one of the first to take advantage of the new law. She went on to earn a doctorate from the University of Vienna, which appointed her associate professor twenty years later, making her the only woman to hold an academic position at an Austrian university before World War I.

Institution: Gidal-Bildarchiv im Salomon Ludwig Steinheim-Bildarchiv für deutsch-jüdische Geshichte e.g., Duisberg

In 1896, the Austrian government permitted women to take matriculation examinations. Elise Richter, 31 years old, was one of the first to take advantage of the new law. She went on to earn a doctorate from the University of Vienna, which appointed her associate professor twenty years later, making her the only woman to hold an academic position at an Austrian university before World War I.

Institution: Gidal-Bildarchiv im Salomon Ludwig Steinheim-Bildarchiv für deutsch-jüdische Geshichte e.g., Duisberg

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Anne Roiphe

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Writer Anne Roiphe responded to her parents' annual Christmas tree by re-engaging with her Jewish heritage, which then became the primary focus of her writing.

Institution: Jewish Woman, Jewish Women International

Writer Anne Roiphe responded to her parents' annual Christmas tree by re-engaging with her Jewish heritage, which then became the primary focus of her writing.

Institution: Jewish Woman, Jewish Women International

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Juliette Stern, 1943

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Juliette Stern, member of the French resistance, 1943.

Institution: Lucien Lazare

Juliette Stern, member of the French resistance, 1943.

Institution: Lucien Lazare

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Roza Robota

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Roza Robota, underground activist in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Institution: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem

Roza Robota, underground activist in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Institution: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem

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Madeleine Dreyfus

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From 1941 until her arrest by the Gestapo in November, 1943, Madeleine Dreyfus worked to smuggle Jewish children to safety within German-occupied France.

Institution: Lucien Lazare

From 1941 until her arrest by the Gestapo in November, 1943, Madeleine Dreyfus worked to smuggle Jewish children to safety within German-occupied France.

Institution: Lucien Lazare

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Régine-Ariane Knout, circa 1944

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Régine-Ariane Knout, Jewish resistance member. Photographed in France, before July 22, 1944.

Institution: Lucien Lazare

Régine-Ariane Knout, Jewish resistance member. Photographed in France, before July 22, 1944.

Institution: Lucien Lazare

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Milla Racine, 1940-1943

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Mila Racine, Jewish member of the Resistance. France, 1940–1943.

Institution: Lucien Lazare

Mila Racine, Jewish member of the Resistance. France, 1940–1943.

Institution: Lucien Lazare

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