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Bertha Pappenheim, Noted Feminist, Dies in Germany at 77

June 5, 1936
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Bertha Pappenheim, writer, Jewish feminist leader and crusader against the white slave traffic, died today at New Isenberg. She was 77 years old.

Miss Pappenheim traveled extensively in the Balkans, Palestine and Russia in her campaign against white slavery.

Born in Vienna in 1859, she spent twelve years in Frankfort-am-Main, participating in the social and pedagogical endeavors of the feminist movement, especially as regards protection of young girls. She established a women’s shelter in Frankfort.

In 1904 she created, in connection with the International Women’s Congress in Berlin, a Jewish Women’s League, which she headed until 1924.

She founded the educational home of the Jewish Women’s League at Isenburg in 1907 and had conducted it ever since. In 1917, the Central Welfare Institution of German Jews was founded at her instance.

Among Miss Pappenheim’s writings are “The Difficult Struggles,” “Travel Notes,” “Tragic Moments,” and a number of stories. She translated from Yiddish to German the memoirs of Gluckel von Hamelh, noted Jewish writer from whom she was descended.

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