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Miriam Rothschild

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A member of the British branch of the international Rothschild family, marine biologist and zoologist Miriam Rothschild was a world expert on fleas, a pioneer of the organic movement and a passionate environmentalist. She is shown here with her three children (L to R), Charlotte, Charles and Johanna.

Courtesy of Miriam Rothschild

A member of the British branch of the international Rothschild family, marine biologist and zoologist Miriam Rothschild was a world expert on fleas, a pioneer of the organic movement and a passionate environmentalist. She is shown here with her three children (L to R), Charlotte, Charles and Johanna.

Courtesy of Miriam Rothschild

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Anna Rosenberg with General Omar Bradley, 1944

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The first woman to serve as United States assistant secretary of defense and the first woman to receive that nation's Medal for Merit, Anna Lederer Rosenberg succeeded in two male-dominated worlds, government and business. She is shown here with General Omar Bradley in France in 1944.

Courtesy of Thomas Rosenberg

The first woman to serve as United States assistant secretary of defense and the first woman to receive that nation's Medal for Merit, Anna Lederer Rosenberg succeeded in two male-dominated worlds, government and business. She is shown here with General Omar Bradley in France in 1944.

Courtesy of Thomas Rosenberg

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Anna Rosenberg, General George C. Marshall and Lyndon Johnson, 1951

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In 1944, Anna Rosenberg served as President Franklin Roosevelt's personal representative in Europe and in 1945 President Harry Truman sent her to the European theater to study military personnel problems. This 1951 photograph with General George C. Marshall and Lyndon Johnson was taken in Washington, D.C.

Courtesy of Thomas Rosenberg

In 1944, Anna Rosenberg served as President Franklin Roosevelt's personal representative in Europe and in 1945 President Harry Truman sent her to the European theater to study military personnel problems. This 1951 photograph with General George C. Marshall and Lyndon Johnson was taken in Washington, D.C.

Courtesy of Thomas Rosenberg

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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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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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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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Esther Ritz

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A civic leader par excellence, Esther Leah Ritz directed and supported numerous local, national and international organizations and causes, ranging from the Milwaukee Jewish Federation to the Democratic Party to Middle East peace efforts, and including hundreds of programs to protect the rights of the disenfranchised.
Photographer: Tom Bamberger, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Institution: Peggy Brill
A civic leader par excellence, Esther Leah Ritz directed and supported numerous local, national and international organizations and causes, ranging from the Milwaukee Jewish Federation to the Democratic Party to Middle East peace efforts, and including hundreds of programs to protect the rights of the disenfranchised.
Photographer: Tom Bamberger, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Institution: Peggy Brill

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Tova Sanhadray

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Tova Sanhadray was the first woman to represent the National Religious Party in the Knesset and was instrumental in the formation of the religious Zionist women's movement Emunah.
Tova Sanhadray was the first woman to represent the National Religious Party in the Knesset and was instrumental in the formation of the religious Zionist women's movement Emunah.

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Rescue Organization for Children, 1952

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Members of O.S.E. (Rescue Organization for Children) at a reunion of the committee of the World Union of O.S.E. France, 1952.

Institution: Lucien Lazare

Members of O.S.E. (Rescue Organization for Children) at a reunion of the committee of the World Union of O.S.E. France, 1952.

Institution: Lucien Lazare

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Margot Cohn

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A member of the Orthodox youth movement Yeshurun, Margot Cohn was a member of the French Resistance who helped smuggle Jewish children out of France to Palestine during World War II.

Institution: Lucien Lazare

A member of the Orthodox youth movement Yeshurun, Margot Cohn was a member of the French Resistance who helped smuggle Jewish children out of France to Palestine during World War II.

Institution: Lucien Lazare

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