Harry Brauner (1908-1988), a Romanian-Jewish folklorist and ethnomusicologist, was born on 24 February, 115 years ago, in Piatra Neamț, Romania. His brothers were the painter Victor Brauner and the photographer Teodor Brauner.
Lia Koenig is now known as the “First Lady of Israeli Theatre” for her constant presence on the stage of Tel Aviv’s Habimah Theatre. But, before performing in Israel, in the 1950s she established herself as one of the most iconic actresses at Bucharest’s State Jewish Theatre.
Gymnast Ágnes Keleti celebrated her 100th birthday on January 9, 2021, becoming the world’s oldest living Olympic champion.
Fanny Fligelman Brin
Fanny Fligelman Brin (1884-1961) was a Jewish activist best known for her charity work and public peace speeches. She had spent her entire life stating that violence could never be a solution to a conflict, and she did everything she could to avoid senseless sacrifices on the battlefield.
The Polgár sisters
Judit, Zsuzsa, and Zsófia Polgár are descendants of a Jewish family from Budapest. Their father, a pedagogue, believed that if a child receives a quality education from an early age, they can achieve excellent results in any field, and he wanted to demonstrate this with the example of his own
Clara Haskil (1895-1960)
The pianist Clara Haskil became well-known for her renditions of classical and romantic composers. She was born into a Sephardic Jewish family in Bucharest on January 7, 1895. Her mother was the one who first introduced her to the piano, and the young girl possessed a natural gift, as evidenced