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Nora Glickman

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Argentinian-born Nora Glickman has a vast literary output, including over a hundred journal and review articles, many of which focus on the image of the Jew in Latin American and Brazilian literature.
Argentinian-born Nora Glickman has a vast literary output, including over a hundred journal and review articles, many of which focus on the image of the Jew in Latin American and Brazilian literature.

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Esther Dischereit

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Among the small but growing number of Jewish writers in twenty-first–century Germany, Esther Dischereit stands out for her prolific writings in multiple genres.

Photographer: Dirk Vogel, Germany.

Among the small but growing number of Jewish writers in twenty-first–century Germany, Esther Dischereit stands out for her prolific writings in multiple genres.

Photographer: Dirk Vogel, Germany.

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Lea Goldberg, 1958

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Lea Goldberg in 1958.
Courtesy of Grubner/Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Lea Goldberg in 1958.
Courtesy of Grubner/Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Esther M. Broner

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Feminist activist, novelist and playwright Esther M. Broner (1930 – 2011) is perhaps best known in the Jewish world as the author of The Women's Haggadah.

Institution: Private collection.

Feminist activist, novelist and playwright Esther M. Broner (1930 – 2011) is perhaps best known in the Jewish world as the author of The Women's Haggadah.

Institution: Private collection.

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Suzanne Brøgger, August 1, 1985

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The provocative Danish writer Suzanne Brøgger had only one Jewish grandparent, her mother's father. Yet when Germany occupied her homeland the family was forced to flee. Years later, she wrote: "I don’t believe in ‘identity’ as such, Jewish or otherwise, but as long as there is antisemitism in the world, I will... claim my Jewish heritage." She is shown here on August 1, 1985.

Photographer: Marina Allemano.

The provocative Danish writer Suzanne Brøgger had only one Jewish grandparent, her mother's father. Yet when Germany occupied her homeland the family was forced to flee. Years later, she wrote: "I don’t believe in ‘identity’ as such, Jewish or otherwise, but as long as there is antisemitism in the world, I will... claim my Jewish heritage." She is shown here on August 1, 1985.

Photographer: Marina Allemano.

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Sarah Bernhardt, 1880

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"Accused" of sounding "like a Jew," French actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) wrote, "I am a daughter of the great Jewish race, and my somewhat uncultivated language is the outcome of our enforced wanderings." Indeed, she took her own theater company around the world, transforming herself, a member of the wandering race, into an object of worldwide welcome and acclaim. The great French actress appears here in 1880.

Institution: U.S. Library of Congress.

"Accused" of sounding "like a Jew," French actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) wrote, "I am a daughter of the great Jewish race, and my somewhat uncultivated language is the outcome of our enforced wanderings." Indeed, she took her own theater company around the world, transforming herself, a member of the wandering race, into an object of worldwide welcome and acclaim. The great French actress appears here in 1880.

Institution: U.S. Library of Congress.

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Sarah Bernhardt, 1896

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French actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), called the "Divine Sarah" by her many fans and recognized as the first international stage star, remained proud of her Jewish identity. She is shown here in 1896.

Institution: U.S. Library of Congress.

French actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), called the "Divine Sarah" by her many fans and recognized as the first international stage star, remained proud of her Jewish identity. She is shown here in 1896.

Institution: U.S. Library of Congress.

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Sarah Bernhardt, circa 1890

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Sarah Bernhardt (1844 – 1923) as Hamlet. London, circa 1890.

Institution: U.S. Library of Congress

Sarah Bernhardt (1844 – 1923) as Hamlet. London, circa 1890.

Institution: U.S. Library of Congress

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Sabina Berman

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Playwright, writer, journalist, screenwriter, and film director, Sabina Berman.

Playwright, writer, journalist, screenwriter, and film director, Sabina Berman.

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Gertrude Berg

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Actress, screenwriter, and producer, Gertrude Berg (1899-1966).

Institution: Private collection

Actress, screenwriter, and producer, Gertrude Berg (1899-1966).

Institution: Private collection

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