This Week in History
There are 230 heroines in Caroline Moorehead’s book A Train in Winter.
“Christian and Jewish, aristocratic and working class, young and old,” writes Caroline Weber in her review on November 13, 2011 in the New York Times, “these courageous women were united first by their shared commitment to the French Resistance and second, beginning on January 26, 1943, by their internment at Birkenau, the main women’s camp at Auschwitz.”
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This Week: November 13 - November 19
There are 230 heroines in Caroline Moorehead’s book "A Train in Winter."
Modern dance pioneer Anna Sokolow debuted on Broadway.
The election of Shoshana Cardin as the first woman to lead the Council of Jewish Federations opened a new era for women's involvement in national Jewish institutions.
Hundreds of women met in Tuxedo Hall in New York City for the first national convention of the National Council of Jewish Women.
Pioneering Yiddish scholar Ruth Wisse was awarded the prestigious National Humanities Medal.
Alma Gluck, the most popular concert singer of her day, made her debut.
Soprano Roberta Peters debuted at the Metropolitan Opera when she replaced a colleague on six hours notice; she achieved the longest tenure of any Met soprano.
Photographer Diana Mara Henry documented historic women’s march on the Pentagon.
Jaimy Gordon received the 2010 National Book Award for Fiction for Lord of Misrule.
Spearheaded by Bella Abzug, the federally funded National Women's Conference convened in Houston to put forward a National Plan of Action.
Emma Lazarus, author of the "The New Colossus," the poem that has come to represent the voice of the Statue of Liberty, died at age 38.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: November 13 – November 19." (Viewed on November 17, 2017) <https://jwa.org/thisweek>.