Ruth Posner born in 1933 in Warsaw, Poland. She was only 12 years old when World War II began. She lost both her mother and father in a matter of days and was stuck in the middle of the Holocaust all alone. Before her father passed away, he had been making a plan to ensure the safety of his child. He made sure that her aunt whose two children had already been killed by Nazis would be there for her and be by her side until death. His plan was to bring them both with him to the bathhouse that workers visited weekly and they would run away from there since not many people were around that area for too long. He had already acquired them fake passports to get away and to use when they got wherever they ended up. She asked her father why it was
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Julia was an English-born American prostitute and also a madam in Virginia City, Nevada. She was born in 1832 in London, England. She was described as a beautiful and educated woman, she was also an independent prostitute. Julia died on the 19/20 of January in 1867, she was murdered by strangulation and bludgeoning, and also she was murdered at her house. In 1859 Julia was the first white American woman who was unmarried to go in the mining boomtown.
Officially, she is the second woman to hold the title of governor in the state of Texas. However, Dorothy Ann Willis Richards is regarded by many as the first woman who earn the election for Texas's top office of governor. Thanks to many years of volunteering in numerous gubernatorial campaigns, because she was the first woman to become Travis County commissioner twice, and since she was also the first woman to serve as state treasurer, the 45th Governor of Texas earned her title. For these reasons and many more, Ann Richardson, as she was better known, won the race 1990 gubernatorial race against Clayton Williams, fair and square. Unlike former governor Miriam "Ma" Ferguson, who is often disregarded as the stand in for impeached governor James "Pa" Ferguson, Mrs. Richardson dedicated many years of her life to the local and state government, prior to her race for governor (Brandeis University).
From the age of five, nothing could stop Catherine Granado from playing hockey. As she grew, so did her love and skill for the sport; so much so that she skated her way to the Olympics in 1998 and brought home the Gold Medal. Cammi Granado attended Province College, where she played on the school’s hockey team. She became the best player on the team, leading them to two national championships and being the European Civil Aviation Conference player of the year for three consecutive years. In 1990, she was accepted onto the first United States national women’s hockey team, and became that team’s leading goal scorer with thirty goals in twenty-five games.
A Chauvin woman who was stabbed to death at a Grand Isle beach Sunday was a generous woman who loved photography and gardening, and did everything she could for her three kids despite being an amputee, her sister-in-law said. Jennifer Dozier was at the beach near Cypress Lane around 10:30 p.m. Sunday when a fight broke out between her and her boyfriend of nearly two years, Randy Paul Marcel, of Pine Street in Chauvin, police said. The fight, which witnesses say started over drugs or cigarettes, culminated in Dozier, 34, being stabbed the multiple times in the neck and torso, said Glen Boyd, Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office public information officer. Marcel left Dozier's 2-year-old son, Gabriel, with his mother's body and left the scene, police said.
Holocaust survivor Suzanne Butnik, born on the 26th of March year of 1939, born in Budapest, Hungary. According to Suzanne she is an only child to her Mother and Father, she and her Mother lived with her Mother's side of the family. During the war Suzanne explains that her Mother's side of the family was with them during the war in hiding. Shortly after Suzanne and her Mother came to America. Suzanne has a father who decided to immigrate to America when she was a newborn.
When the colonies were being established in the United States, there were struggles between white colonists and the Native Americans already living there. Mary Musgrove helped this improve this situation when Georgia was being founded in the seventeenth century. Her blended background gave her skills that helped her bridge both groups. Born in 1700 in South Carolina, Mary Musgrove 's original name was Cousaponakeesa. Her father was white and worked as a trader.
The Ve’lodrome d’Hiver Roundup refers to the period of time when French police (Nazi directed) rounded up 11,000 people with a Jewish background, and put them in a winter, and bike stadium , called Ve’lodrome d’Hiv. Within one week the number of Jewish people stored there went from 11,000 to 13,000, 4,000 of them being children. The people being held were left extremely crowded, with almost no food, water, or sanitary rooms. The Jews were actually warned months before the arrests, but since most arrests usually targeted Jewish men, the women and children did not go into hiding. Children between the ages of 2 and 16 were arrested with their mothers.
Esther Morris Esther Hobart McQuigg was born August 6, 1814 in the state of New York. Orphaned at the age of eleven, she earned her living doing housework for a neighbor. At an early age she started a millinery shop (Urbanek 5). Esther had been an antislavery worker, and, as a dressmaker, a successful businesswomen, and women’s rights advocate in her early twenties. Esther Morris helped build America through culture by redefining women’s rights.
Fortunately, Irene Gut Opdyke, by traditional standards, was the most unlikely candidate as the savior of six lives. She was quite inconspicuous, female, and an Aryan by Hitler’s very definition (Opdyke 55-56). Consequently, she was treated as a respectable member of society by those who held power of her, and had no reason to suspect she was smuggling Jews right through their abodes and into safer territories. There was truly nothing that made her stand out from any other Polish Christian citizen, whether in terms of upbringing or morality, yet she fully realized the situation she was placed in. A vagabond she became through her interactions with the war, further opening her eyes to a world of which she was once willfully ignorant (Opdyke
Anne Frances Robbins was born on July 6th, 1921 in New York City, New York. She was the daughter of Kenneth Robbins who was a salesman and Edith Luckett Robbins who was an aspiring actress. Her parents got divorced when she was a baby. Anne was nicknamed “Nancy” when she was young and was raised by her aunt, Virginia, and uncle, C. Audley in Bethesda Maryland. As a child, Nancy went to Sidwell Friends School.
Mary Jane Patterson Mary Jane Patterson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her parents brought and their family to Oberlin, Ohio to find an education for their children. In 1835, Oberlin College admitted its first black student and eventually became the country’s first coed institution of higher education. It was also the first college in the country to grant women undergraduate degrees. Mary Jane Patterson studied for a year in the college’s Prepatory Department and she was the first African-American women to earn a Bachelor’s degree.
Mary Edwards Walker accomplished a variety of amusing and intelligent things during her lifetime. She first enrolled in the Syracuse College of Medicine. Although her father was the one encouraging these medical desires, Mary thrived in this specific school system. In the year of 1855 Mary graduated with a Doctorate degree in medicine. Her enthusiasm continued, along with the development of the rest of her life.
Rachel Donelson was born in 1767 in Pittsylvania County which was on the western frontier of Virginia. She was the eighth of eleven children born to the Tennessee pioneers, John and Rachel Donelson. When Rachel was 12 years old, her father led her family, along with a large group of others, on a flotilla down the Cumberland River for nearly 1,000 miles in what today is middle Tennessee. They arrived in April 1780 to become some of the first white settlers of Nashville.
When you think of September you think of back to school. Right? We all remember the smell of a new box of crayons. Well in the 1900s that was not the case for many children in America. Labor laws were not fair, but there was one American woman in that era that said enough is enough.