samedi 31 janvier 2015
vendredi 30 janvier 2015
jeudi 29 janvier 2015
Riwka Madeiskar, member of the Jewish underground in the Vilnius (Vilna) and Bialystok ghettos.
Riwka Madeiskar, born in 1922, was a member of Ha - Shomer ha - Tsa’ir and took part in the Bialystok ghetto uprising. After that she lived as a Pole, under the assumed name of Marysia Madejska, on the “Aryan” side of Bialystok, and served as a courier with the partisans. She was arrested by Ukrainian SS men after having been informed on. She was charged with providing aid for a wounded Jew in hiding. Rivka Madeiskar was tortured to death; she died on December 3, 1943.
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mercredi 28 janvier 2015
mardi 27 janvier 2015
lundi 26 janvier 2015
dimanche 25 janvier 2015
samedi 24 janvier 2015
Fredi Washington (1903 – 1994), photographed by Carl Van Vechten.
“When she appeared in The Emperor Jones with Paul Robeson, Will Hays, the then powerful head of Hollywood’s censoring agency, insisted that Washington wear dark makeup to conceal her light complexion, insuring that the audience would not mistake her for a white woman in her love scenes with Robeson. Frustrated by the racist treatment she faced in Hollywood, Washington eventually gave up her film career.”
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