Lia Koenig is now known as the “First Lady of Israeli Theatre” for her constant presence on the stage of Tel Aviv’s Habimah Theatre. But, before performing in Israel, in the 1950s she established herself as one of the most iconic actresses at Bucharest’s State Jewish Theatre.
Gymnast Ágnes Keleti celebrated her 100th birthday on January 9, 2021, becoming the world’s oldest living Olympic champion.
Fanny Fligelman Brin
Fanny Fligelman Brin (1884-1961) was a Jewish activist best known for her charity work and public peace speeches. She had spent her entire life stating that violence could never be a solution to a conflict, and she did everything she could to avoid senseless sacrifices on the battlefield.
The Cereal Merchants’ Temple in Bacău
Before WWI, Bacău had 22 synagogues and prayer houses, only one of which remained standing, the Cereal Merchants’ Temple (in Yiddish, “Pepșoinekes Șil”).
The Polgár sisters
Judit, Zsuzsa, and Zsófia Polgár are descendants of a Jewish family from Budapest. Their father, a pedagogue, believed that if a child receives a quality education from an early age, they can achieve excellent results in any field, and he wanted to demonstrate this with the example of his own
Charities founded by Transylvanian Jewish women
In the second half of the nineteenth century, in Transylvania and the rest of the Kingdom of Hungary, a lot of associations, societies, groups and clubs were founded, especially in the big cities. In this context, women’s charities aimed above all to support vulnerable people, for example, orphans or poor