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Jewish American Women and WW II

Thelma Klein, 1940s
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Private Thelma Klein, United States Marine Corps Womens' Reserve, 1940s.

Help us uncover their stories and preserve their legacy

The Jewish Women's Archive is collecting oral histories, letters, photographs, and other objects that document the experiences of Jewish American women during the Second World War.

You can help.

  • Conduct an interview with a Jewish American woman who remembers WW II and/or collect photographs, letters, and other related documents.
  • Share a story, photo, scanned document, audio or video recording, interview transcript, letter, or other object.
  • Visit our online exhibit in Flickr Commons and join our "tag posse," helping to identify people in existing pictures, and contributing any further information about the people featured in the exhibit so far.
American Red Cross Canteen Corps in Virgina, from the Newport News, 1942
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American Red Cross Canteen Corps from the Newport News1942. Left to Right: Bottom Row: Felice Slovene, Lil Becker Diamonstein, Sophia Eisenman-Fleisher, Brunette Eisenman Kaufman, Eschter Feigsohn, Hattie Wasserman Eisenman. Middle Row: Unidentified, Esther Beskin, Kate Sachs, Bernices Schwartz Ellenson, Sadie Blechman, Rena Nachman Kates, Adelaide Wolf Top Row: Unidentified, Lorraine Blechman Drucker, Hilda Gross Levinson, Edie Greenwood. Taken in front of the Red Cross Building in Virginia. 

Courtesy of the Collection of Peninsula Jewish Historical Society.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Jewish American Women and WW II." (Viewed on January 18, 2017) <>.


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