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Clara de Hirsch

As a young woman, Baroness Clara de Hirsch (née Bischoffsheim, born Antwerp, June 13, 1833; died in Paris, April 1, 1899) assisted her father in his work, becoming knowledgeable in business, legislative and philanthropic affairs. After her marriage to Baron Maurice de Hirsch in 1855, she guided his interests towards philanthropy, and specifically, towards aiding the poor, persecuted, and oppressed of his co-religionists. Designated his sole administrator, she dispensed fifteen million dollars in charity to organizations around the world after his death. Among the beneficiaries of her largesse was the Clara de Hirsch Home for Working Girls, to which the Baroness gave a total endowment of $800,000.

Institution: 92nd Street Y, New York City.


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Clara de Hirsch." (Viewed on March 2, 2024) <http://jwa.org/media/clara-de-hirsch-still-image>.