Angelique Leszczawski-Schwerk

Angelique Leszczawski-Schwerk is an historian and journalist. She obtained her PhD at the Institute for East-European History at the University of Vienna. Her research interests are women’s and gender history in the 19th and 20th century in Central Eastern Europe, Polish-Jewish history, violence, and the history of emotion.

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Cecilia Klaften

Cecylia Klaften, a pedagogue and a civic activist from Lvov (Galicia/Eastern Lesser Poland), implemented social reform projects and especially promoted the founding of vocational schools for women in interwar Poland. In the 1920s she was one of the founders of the Jewish Women’s Association and the WIZO Jewish Women’s Organization for Pro-Palestinian Work in Lvov. In the 1930s she was politically active for Lvov’s City Council.

Róża Pomeranc-Melcer

Róża Pomeranc Melcer was a social reformer, feminist, and Zionist active in Galicia and later in Eastern Lesser Poland. She was the first and only Jewish Member of Parliament in the Second Polish Republic (1918-1939) and championed the goals of modern Zionist women's politics.


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