Portrait of Jewish women intellectuals

Jewish women intellectuals

Warsaw, Poland, 1924. Portrait of Intellectuals

Studio portrait of a group of Jewish women scholars taken in Warsaw, Poland, in 1924. They were from the town of Szydlowiec, where they were involved in Zionist activities. They may have been the first generation in their families to receive a formal education. Three of them emigrated from Poland in the decade after the portrait was taken.

From left to right: Unidentified; Sore Rivke Weinreich (Tsuker), who went to Palestine in 1925; Shoshe Garfinkl (Tsuker); Tsharne Vayntrob (Rubinshtayn), who went to Rio de Janeiro in 1932; Rukhl Ayznberg (Lifshits), who moved to New York in 1929.

Photograph by Alter Kacyzne