HENRIETTA SZOLD: Life & Letters by Marvin -- Ed. Lowenthal


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Chiefly letters, with interlinking biographical notes, give the life story of the high-minded. Messianic woman who after sixty years became the spiritual and practical leader of the Zionist movement. As leader and organizer of the Hadassah, the largest Jewish women's organization in America (probably in the world), she was instrumental in organizing and sending the first medical unit to Palestine and eventually went over there. This was the great adventure of a full life -- and her enthusiasm never dimmed, in spite of inimical British rule, hostile Arabs, the temperamental and financial handicaps of her people. After the rise of Hitler, she launched the Aliyah, an organization to rescue Nazi-persecuted children and bring them to Palestine. She is the greatest woman of the Jewish race living today -- and this biography and collection of letters should prove of wide interest to Jews everywhere, and to a smaller group of non-Jews of broad general interest. Draw to attention of organizations.

Pub Date: March 27th, 1942
Publisher: Viking