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The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

Features thousands of biographic and thematic essays on Jewish women around the world. Learn more

Tikva Fatal-Kna'ani

Tikva Fatal-Kna’ani is the director of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in contemporary Jewish history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is the author of Grodno is Not the Same as well as articles on the Holocaust in Eastern Europe.

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Leni Yahil

Leni Yahil was a German-born Israeli scholar and pioneer of Holocaust research in the decades following the Second World War. Working closely with Yad Vashem, she was among the first to emphasize Jewish primary sources, explore the importance of Jewish resistance, and document the Jewish experience in Northern Europe during the Holocaust.

Zivia Lubetkin

Zivia Lubetkin was an important member of the underground resistance movement in Poland during World War II, and later an active member of the United Kibbutz Movement in Palestine.

Liza Czapnik

Liza Czapnik was a Polish freedom fighter during World War II who started working against the Nazi occupation after witnessing a mass murder of Jewish people near her hometown. After being interned in the Grodno ghetto, she escaped and began working as a courier for the anti-fascist underground in Bialystok. After the war, she earned a PhD and taught English until 1991, when she made Aliyah and settled in Beersheva.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Tikva Fatal-Kna'ani." (Viewed on June 25, 2022) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/fatal-knaani-tikva>.

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