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Ruth Dreifuss

An outspoken and strong feminist, Ruth Dreifuss was the first woman and the first Jew to hold the office of President of the Swiss Confederation—a significant achievement in Switzerland, where women received the right to vote only in 1971 and which was the last country in Western Europe to recognize Jewish rights.

Institution: Ruth Dreifuss.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Ruth Dreifuss." (Viewed on December 13, 2019) <https://jwa.org/media/dreifuss-ruth-still-image>.

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