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This Week in History

This Week in History

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This Week: July 17 - July 23

First Johanna Löwenherz Prize awarded to Simone Veil

July 17, 1987

Simone Veil, first European Parliament president, received the first Johanna Löwenherz Award, a bequest from a 19th century feminist.

Gerda Lerner

Pioneering women's history summer institute

July 18, 1979

A Summer Institute in Women's History, held at Sarah Lawrence College from July 13-29, 1979 immersed 43 female leaders in women's history and led to the creation of Women's History Month.

Emma Goldman's Deportation Portrait, 1919

Emma Goldman's "What I Believe"

July 19, 1908

The "New York World" published Emma Goldman's anarchist manifesto, "What I Believe."

JWI conference on Jewish domestic violence

July 20, 2003

Jewish Women International (JWI) sponsored the first conference on domestic abuse in the Jewish community, entitled "Pursuing Truth, Justice and Righteousness: A Call to Action," in Baltimore, Maryland.

Chava Turniansky

Birth of Yiddish historian Chava Turniansky

July 21, 1937

"Yiddish is a language rich in humor, depth and expression.” - Historian Chava Turniansky

Etta King on the Birth of Theda Bara Thumbnail

Birth of Theda Bara, the original "vamp"

July 22, 1890

Silent film star Theda Bara was born.

Steve Benson on the Death of Elsa Neumann Thumbnail

Death of Elsa Neumann, first female doctoral graduate of University of Berlin

July 23, 1902

Death of Elsa Neumann, first female doctoral graduate of University of Berlin

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: July 17 – July 23." (Viewed on July 21, 2017) <>.


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