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Gerda Lerner

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Birthday
30, 1920
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jan 2, 2013 (92)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
30, 1920
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jan 2, 2013 (92)

About

Survivor of the holocaust who used her experiences to found the academic field of women's history.

Before Fame

She remembered the bond she shared with women who helped her survive imprisonment by the Nazis, and used that memory to fight long and hard for recognition of women's history.

Trivia

She created a women's history graduate program in Sarah Lawrence College, collecting and publishing source material like diaries and letters from women of centuries past.

Family Life

She grew up in Vienna, Austria, where her father worked as a pharmacist.

Associated With

She and her husband co-wrote the film Black Like Me, starring James Whitmore.