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World War II

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Dorothy Jacobs Bellanca

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Dorothy Walter Baruch

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Bertha Badt-Strauss

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Bea Arthur

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Margaret Gene Arnstein

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Birdie Amsterdam

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Celia Adler

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Barbara Ochs Adler

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Dina Abramowicz

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Jewish Women's Archive. "World War II." (Viewed on December 20, 2014) <http://jwa.org/topics/world-war-ii>.

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