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Soviet Jewry

Donna E. Arzt

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Human rights lawyer and teacher Donna E. Arzt (1954 – 2008).

Human rights lawyer and teacher Donna E. Arzt (1954 – 2008).

Founding of Women's American ORT

October 12, 1927

Women's American ORT was founded in a Brooklyn kitchen.

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.

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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

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Feiga Izrailevna Kogan

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Feiga Kogan.
Courtesy of the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art.
Feiga Kogan.
Courtesy of the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art.

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Irina Jacobson

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Irina Jacobson.
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Irina Jacobson.
Courtesy of Janice Ross.

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Rokhl Korn, Kadya Molodowsky, and Ida Maze

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Kadya Molodowsky (L) Ida Maze (C), Rokhl Korn (R), poets who were an integral part of Yiddish literary creativity in all of its major centers of the twentieth century.
Courtesy of Sylvia Lustgarten.
Kadya Molodowsky (L) Ida Maze (C), Rokhl Korn (R), poets who were an integral part of Yiddish literary creativity in all of its major centers of the twentieth century.
Courtesy of Sylvia Lustgarten.

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Rokhl Korn, 1970

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Yiddish writer Rokhl Häring Korn in 1970.
Photograph by Federal Photos, Montreal, courtesy of Dr. Irene Kupferszmidt.
Yiddish writer Rokhl Häring Korn in 1970.
Photograph by Federal Photos, Montreal, courtesy of Dr. Irene Kupferszmidt.

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Mollie Steimer

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Anarchist and leading prisoner rights advocate Mollie Steimer became persona non grata in both the U.S. and Russia, where her radical political views led to her imprisonment in and subsequent exile from both countries.

Institution: Marxist Internet Archive

Anarchist and leading prisoner rights advocate Mollie Steimer became persona non grata in both the U.S. and Russia, where her radical political views led to her imprisonment in and subsequent exile from both countries.

Institution: Marxist Internet Archive

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Project Kesher

Project Kesher is a feminist Jewish organization empowering women in the Independent States of the former Soviet Union (FSU) to build a society in which inclusive Jewish life can flourish, and where women are the instruments of peaceful change.

Women's American ORT

American ORT was founded as a males-only organization in 1922. Women’s American ORT (WAO) was founded October 12, 1927, to assist ORT in providing financial support to the ORT program serving Eastern European Jews.

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