Miriam Waltzer is no stranger to upheaval, having spent her childhood in Europe amidst the chaos of World War II. After marrying an American soldier and moving to America, she became the first woman elected to the New Orleans Criminal District Court, where she created innovative programs to educate and rehabilitate juvenile offenders. She also conducted a statewide survey on women in the judicial system, revealing widespread discrimination against female lawyers and expert witnesses. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, she has remained in Dallas, where she engages in volunteering activities including teaching nutrition to schoolchildren.
To view Miriam Walterz's full interview, please visit the Internet Archive.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Miriam Waltzer." (Viewed on July 29, 2021) <https://jwa.org/communitystories/katrina/narrators/waltzer-miriam>.