Gertrude Kleinova (1918-1976) was a Czechoslovak table tennis player and three-times
world champion in the sport. She was a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration
She participated in the 1935 and 1936 World
Championships, where she won three gold medals. Being of Jewish heritage, she
was deported to the concentration camp in 1941 – she survived, but her husband
was killed. She was posthumously inducted into the International Jewish Sports
Hall of Fame in 1994.
June Jacobs (1930-2018)
was a British activist whose efforts focused on peace campaigns and Jewish
She was the founder and the first Chair of
the National Council for Soviet Jews, and later served as the President of the
International Council of Jewish Women. Additionally, she was involved in the
Black Jewish Asian Forum and the Jewish Council for Racial Equality, among
Gerda Taro (1910-1937) was a Jewish German war photographer. She is the first female photojournalist to have died on the frontline of a war.
She was detained in 1933 for sharing propaganda against the National Socialist Party, but managed to escape Germany before the Second World War. She documented the Spanish Civil War in many photographs, and became well-known in antifascist circles around Europe. Sadly, she died while riding in a car carrying wounded Republican soldiers, when a tank crashed into its side.