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International Women’s Day at the LBI London

Elisabeth Bergner
Elisabeth Bergner, photographer unknown, probably 1920s

A Gallery of German-Jewish Women

To mark the occasion of International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, we would like to draw your attention to the women who have featured in our Snapshots on German-Jewish History and Culture series so far.

You can revisit our first Snapshot about the actress Elisabeth Bergner (1897-1986), a star of film and theatre, or trace the presence of German-Jewish women in Moritz D. Oppenheim’s famous 19th century cycle of paintings ‘Scenes from Traditional Jewish Family Life’

The diversity of women’s experiences in Mandate-Palestine is tangible in images of female workers at the Agricultural School for young women in Nahalal in our Snapshot on Shlomo Zemach’s Das jüdische Dorf (The Jewish Village, 1932), and in the 1945 obituary on poet Else Lasker-Schüler

Another famous German-Jewish actress, Therese Giehse, made an appearance in our Snapshot on the dramaturge at the Schauspielhaus Zürich, Kurt Hirschfeld. Last, but certainly not least, you can reacquaint yourselves with German-Jewish feminist Bertha Pappenheim and her contemporaries Hannah Kaminski and Margarete Susman

The mysterious young woman in the last image shall remain unnamed here for now – she plays a role in our upcoming feature on a prominent German-Jewish family.

We hope you enjoy revisiting our Snapshots tracing the diverse experiences of women in the context German-Jewish History and Culture.