Illustrations by Art Seiden

Florida Atlantic University Libraries

Jewish Heroes and Heroines of America

1900 to World War II:


Exhibit Contents

  1. Zigmund Schlesinger: A Defender Of The West
  2. Ruth Gruber : Advocate for the Immigration of Jews fleeing Hitler and a Journalist
  3. Dankmar Adler: An Architectural Pioneer
  4. Jacob Henry Schiff: Hero of Finance And Philanthropy
  5. Samuel Gompers: Leader Of The American Federation Of Labor
  6. Hannah Solomon: Founder Of The National Council Of Jewish Women
  7. Julia Richman: Educator
  8. Henrietta Szold: A Role Model Who Helped To Found Hadassah
  9. Hannah Bachman Einstein: Leader In Social Welfare And Jewish Philanthropy
  10. Simon Flexner: A Pioneer In The Study Of Pathology
  11. Lillian D. Wald: A Pioneer In Public Health Concerns
  12. Julius Stieglitz: A Pioneering Chemist Who Aided The War
  13. Florence Prag Kahn: Congresswoman
  14. Annie Nathan Meyer: Writer And Founder Of Barnard College
  15. Julius Rosenwald: A Prominent Philanthropist In Both War And Peace
  16. Celia Adler: A Star on the Yiddish Stage
  17. Rose Blumkin: A Rags to Riches Business Woman
  18. Helena Rubinstein: Businesswoman And Philanthropist
  19. Hetty Goldman: Archeologist
  20. Minnie Guggenheimer: Fund Raiser Of Lewisohn Stadium
  21. Aline Bernstein: Noted Costume Designer For The Stage
  22. Jennie Maas Flexner: Reader's Adviser, Librarian & Author
  23. Beatrice Fox Auerbach: Philanthropist & Business Executive
  24. Blanche Wolf Knopf: Publisher
  25. Beatrice Alexander: The First Lady of Dolls
  26. Amy Loveman: Editor and Author
  27. Edna Ferber: Writer Of Short Stories, Novels And Plays
  28. Jennie Loitman Barron: Judge, Lawyer and Suffragist
  29. Ida Rosenthal: Co-Founder of "Maidenform Brassieres"
  30. Fania Mary Cohn: Labor Leader and Educator
  31. World War I: Jews Answer The Country's Call To Action
  32. Sergeant Benjamin Kaufman: Decorated For Heroism In World War I
  33. Sergeant Sam Dreben: The Subject Of Runyon's "The Fighting Jew"
  34. Captain Elkan Voorsanger: The "Fighting Rabbi of World War I"
  35. Other Jewish Soldiers Recognized For Bravery In World War I
  36. Yet More Jewish Servicemen Who Became World War I Heroes
  37. Jewish Officers Who Led The Way with Acts of Bravery In World War I
  38. Fannie Hurst: Writer
  39. Fanny Brice: Star In Vaudeville, Radio, Theater & Movies
  40. Jennie Grossinger: Hotel Executive & Philanthropist
  41. Bernard Baruch: Adviser To Presidents In Both Wars And Peace
  42. Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori: Nobel Prize Recipient for Medicine & Physiology
  43. Al Jolson: An Entertainer In Both War and Peace
  44. Gertrude Berg: Star And Writer Of Radio, Stage & Television
  45. Irving Berlin: The Nation's Great Composer Of Patriotic Songs
  46. Louise Nevelson: Sculptress
  47. George Gershwin: An Overnight Musical Sensation
  48. Stella Adler: Teacher, Actress & Stage Director
  49. Eugene Isaac Meyer: Donated Business Expertise To His Country
  50. Lena Levine: Gynecologist, Psychiatrist & Marriage Counselor
  51. Herbert H. Lehman: A Soldier, Banker And Statesman
  52. Margaret Arnstein: Nursing Educator & Public Health Nurse
  53. Rabbi Stephen Wise: A Leader In Zionism & Social Reform
  54. Lillian Florence Hellman: Playwright & Author
  55. Molly Picon: A Star Of Many Stages
  56. David Sarnoff: A Radio And Television Pioneer
  57. Barbara W. Tuchman: Noted Historian And Journalist
  58. Sylvia Porter: Great Financial Writer
  59. Benny Friedman: Considered NFL’s First True Passer
  60. Gertrude Elion: Nobel Prize Recipient in Medicine
  61. Thelma "Tiby" Eisen: Female Baseball Star
  62. Judith Kaplan Eisenstein: The First American Bat Mitzvah

For other exhibits of interest, see Seymour "Sy" Brody's Jewish Heroes and Heroines of America Exhibits

Return to Seymour "Sy" Brody's Jewish Heroes and Heroines of America Exhibits
FAU Libraries Home Page
FAU Home Page

This page has been accessed times since February 25, 1998.

Last updated 08 January 2010