This article is about Jewish women in North America, Great Britain and Palestine who played central roles with the Allied forces in World War II, overcoming both antisemitism and prevailing conceptions of gender roles in order to do so. Highlighting eight of these women, Alt Miller focuses on the bravery and courage of these women and the other remarkable women who wanted to do whatever they could do help the Allies prevail. Click on the link to read the article.
(American Jewish Archives, 2001) Mermelstein, Joan Feureman
In this memoir, Mermelstein, who was born in Carpathia (what became Chekoslovakia) in 1917, describes her life-story from childhood to the rise of fascism in Chekoslovakia to her deportation to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, to her immigration to Cincinnati, Ohio. She observes that the importance of her story is less in the personal memories and more in the act of rememberance, which presrves not only the spiral of persecution and tragedy to which has plagued the Jewish people, but the vibrant life of the Jewish community in Europe. "The Holocaust," she states, "not only wiped out six millionvlives, but it destroyed a whole way of life, and changed, forever, the lives of those who survived."
A foundation established by Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion shortly after he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. Founded in memory of the holocaust, the purpose of the foundation is to combat prejudice and intolerance. Click on the link above to visit the homepage and learn about the activities of the foundation.
Elie Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. This site contains pertinent facts, links to biographical information, his Nobel Lecture, Acceptance Speech and an interview with him. Click on this link to the official Nobel Prize site to access these items.