Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Visit to Jerusalem, 1912


On Catt:

In 1933 in response to Adolf Hitler's rise to power, Catt organized the Protest Committee of Non-Jewish Women Against the Persecution of Jews in Germany.
The group sent a letter of protest to Hitler in August 1933 signed by 9,000 non-Jewish American women.It decried acts of violence and restrictive laws against German Jews. Catt pressured the U.S. government to ease immigration laws so that Jews could more easily take refuge in America. For her efforts, she became the first woman to receive the American Hebrew Medal.


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