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Drumont was a French journalist and writer. In 1892, he founded the newspaper the La… [More] Libre Parole (“the free word” in French) which became a platform for virulent anti-Semitism.Drumont’s 1886 book La France Juive (“Jewish France”) attacked the role of Jews in France and argued for their exclusion from society. Drumont attracted many supporters and was one of the primary sources of anti-Semitic ideas that would later be embraced by Nazism. He reached the peak of his notoriety during the Dreyfus Affair, in which he was the most strident of Alfred Dreyfus’s accusers. [Less]
1898: Golda Meir
Born Golda Mabovich, Meir was a teacher, kibbutznik and politician who became the fourth Prime Minister… [More] of Israel from 1969 to 1974. She was Israel’s first and the world’s third woman to hold such an office. She was known for her strong-will and straight-talking manner. In 1974, after the conclusion of the Yom Kippur War, Meir resigned as prime minister. [Less]
1913: Heinz Kohut
Kohut was an Austrian-born American psychoanalyst best known for his development of self psychology, an… [More] influential school of thought within /psychoanalytic theory which helped transform the modern practice of analytic and dynamic treatment approaches. Kohut was allegedly not put into school until the fifth grade. He was born into an assimilated Jewish family. [Less]