PUA RAKOWSKA AND HER STRUGGLE FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS (Pua Rakowska i jej walka o prawa kobiet)
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Pua Rakowska (1865-1955) was a leader of the Jewish feminist movement in Poland, a Zionist activist, an illustrious teacher, writer and translator. She taught Hebrew and since 1891 she ran Hebrew schools for girls in Warsaw. She acted in left-wing Zionist organizations, led the 'Jiddischer Froyen-Farband in Poyln' (Jewish Women's Union in Poland). In 1935, she settled in Palestine. In her publications she focused on women's issues. Her memoirs, entitled 'Zikhroynes fun a yiddisher revolutsionerin' (The reminiscences of a Jewish revolutionary), were published in 1954; they showed this outstanding woman's difficult path to obtaining education and gaining personal and professional autonomy.
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