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Michaela Raggam-Blesch

Michaela Raggam-Blesch is a historian at the Institute of Contemporary History at the Vienna University with a post-doctoral project on “’Mixed Families’ during the Nazi period in Vienna,” funded by the Elise Richter habilitation grant of the Austrian Science Fund. She has worked for the Leo Baeck Institute in New York (1999-2003) and is the recipient of various fellowships, including the Center for Jewish History Fellowship (2003). She is also co-curator of an exhibition on collection camps in Vienna (2016) and on the fate of the Viennese musicians Alma and Arnold Rosé (2018). Her main fields of research are Austrian Jewish history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, autobiography and memory studies, oral history, microhistory, and Holocaust Studies.

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Therese Schlesinger-Eckstein

Therese Schlesinger’s life was characterized by her lifelong passion for learning and her endeavor to improve the plight of working-class women. She was a dedicated feminist who was inspired by the ideals of socialism, struggling to combine both of these political passions within the Austrian Social Democratic Party.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Michaela Raggam-Blesch." (Viewed on September 22, 2023) <>.


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