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The daughter of Jewish Alsatian peddlers, Rachel earned money by singing in the streets. She… [More] eventually became an actress in Paris. Her fame spread throughout Europe, and she became the mistress of Napoleon I’s son, and later with Napoleon Bonaparte (also known as Napoleon III), and with Prince Napoleon, a relative of Napoleon I. Mademoiselle Rachel had many lovers in her life but never married. [Less]
1867: Otto Herman Kahn
Born in Germany to Jewish parents, Kahn was an investment banker and a collector, philanthropist, and patron… [More] of fine arts. He later joined Kuhn, Loeb & Co. in New York City and became known as the Wall Street Wizard. He became known as the most able reorganizer of the railroads in the United States — and he was also known for preventing financial panic by vigilant action. Kahn also supported artists like George Gershwin and Arturo Toscanini. [Less]
1977: Jonathan Safran Foer
The famous author of “Everything is Illuminated,” is part of a… [More] tight-knit Jewish family. He wrote his famous book about his maternal grandmother’s experience as a Holocaust survivor. Foer is married to another writer and has 2 children. They live in Brooklyn. He also wrote “Eating Animals,” a non-fiction account about factory farming and its dangers. [Less]