Gates To Hell - The Nazi Death Camps. History Makers - Beatrice Alexander - Overview. "You need to believe in people's dreams, especially women's.
" "Madame" Beatrice Alexander knew how to dream big. Born into a world in which many women worked but few achieved prominence in business, she built her own company virtually singlehandedly. Raised amidst teeming poverty, she amassed a significant fortune. From the obscurity of an immigrant neighborhood, she became one of the foremost female entrepreneurs of the twentieth century. Women have always participated in business endeavors, but until recently most did so as members of a family unit.
Although Alexander's successes took her far from the Lower East Side immigrant world of her childhood, she never lost sight of those less fortunate than she. Women of Valor: How American Jewish Women Made Contributions to Jewry and the World. By Blu Greenberg (March 12, 2004) When 23 Jews arrived on these shores from Recife, Brazil in 1654, Governor Peter Stuyvesant immediately wrote to his Dutch West India Company bosses requesting permission to ship back to their point of origin these "members of a deceitful race" who threatened to "infect and trouble this new colony.
" But why did Stuyvesant, who had in fact allowed other Jewish immigrants to remain, sound the alarm bell with this group? Among this new set of immigrants, for the first time, were Jewish women. The few Jewish traders who had come earlier were apt to take non-Jewish wives for lack of their own kind; sooner or later, these men would disappear altogether as an ethnic entity. And stay they did. It is also likewise impossible to speak of the thousands of nameless women who made enormous sacrifices to make Jewish America a place for their families and their cohorts.
Jewish Heroes in America. Florida Atlantic University Libraries Jewish Heroes and Heroines of America A Judaica Collection Exhibit ____________________________________________ Ruth Gruber: Advocate for the Immigration of Jews fleeing Hitler and a Journalist by Seymour “Sy” Brody Ruth Gruber devoted her life to rescuing Jews from the concentration camps in Nazi Germany and oppression.
Ruth was the daughter of Gussie and David Gruber and was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1911. She returned home after graduation and she started a writing career as a journalist for the New York Times and the Herald Tribune. Writing these articles took her to many forbidden places. Harold Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, in 1941, appointed Ruth Gruber as his special assistant. Ickes gave Gruber the rank of “simulated general.
Gruber escorted the 1,000 Jewish refuges from Italy to the United States. Gruber fought for the refugees to become American citizens. Gruber a foreign correspondent for the New York Post. Jewish Heroes in America. Florida Atlantic University Libraries from Colonial Times to 1900: Emma Lazarus: A Poetess And Helper Of lmmigrants by Seymour "Sy" Brody Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses...
" is part of "The New Colossus," a sonnet written by Emma Lazarus that expresses her belief in the United States as the haven of Europe's masses yearning to breathe the fresh air of democracy. The sonnet, written in 1883, is engraved on a memorial plaque that was affixed to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in 1903. Edith Stein. Dates: October 12, 1891 - 1942 Occupation: philosopher; Roman Catholic saint; Jewish convert to Roman Catholicism; Carmelite nun Known for: Holocaust victim; controversy over her beatification and canonization Also Known as: Teresa Benedicta of the Cross About Edith Stein: Edith Stein was born in 1891 in Wreclaw, Poland, which was then Breslau, Prussia, to an orthodox Jewish family.
In school, Edith Stein was an excellent student who read widely. Edith Stein and Philosophy: In 1911, Edith Stein entered the University of Breslau, where she discovered the philosophical work of Edmund Husserl in phenomenology. In 1914, at the beginning of World War I, Edith Stein volunteered at a military hospital, where she found inspiration for her philosophical work on the subject of empathy. Edith Stein applied to the faculty at Göttingen, but they did not accept women professors.
Edith Stein and Roman Catholicism: On January 1, 1922, Edith Stein was baptized as a Roman Catholic. Edith Stein and the Nazis: