October 4: Rose Warfman and the French Resistance

Rose Warfman (Gluck), a heroine of the French Resistance who survived internment in Auschwitz, was born in Zurich, Switzerland on this date in 1916. A direct descendant of the Magid Dov Ber of Mezeritch (1704–1772), the hasidic leader who was successor to the Baal Shem Tov, she lived with her Orthodox family in Paris from […]

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October 3: William Steig

Cartoonist, sculptor and children’s book author William Steig died in Boston at 95 on this date in 2003. He drew cartoons for The New Yorker for more than 70 years and produced some 120 of the magazine’s covers. At age 61, he produced his first of more than 25 children’s books, including Roland the Minstrel […]

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