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Harvard University

Dorrit Zucker Cohn, 1924 - 2012

As I recollect my relationship with Dorrit Cohn, what I come up with is not a continuous narrative, but a chain of discrete moments, encounters, and images. I knew Dorrit from a distance — the distance separating a very young graduate student and a senior scholar. When I began to assemble these encounters, and to recollect some of our conversations, I realized that they added up to something truly significant: the enormous impact she had on my life.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Harvard University." (Viewed on December 9, 2016) <https://jwa.org/tags/harvard-university>.

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