Rosa Manus (1881-1942): The International Life and Legacy of a Jewish Dutch Feminist

TitleRosa Manus (1881-1942): The International Life and Legacy of a Jewish Dutch Feminist
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsEverard, Myriam, and Francisca de Haan
Number of Pages473
PublisherBrill
CityLeiden; Boston
Abstract

This book uncovers the life of Dutch feminist and peace activist Rosa Manus, co-founder of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, vice-president of the International Alliance of Women, and founding president of the International Archives for the Women's Movement (IAV) in Amsterdam, revealing its rootedness in Manus's radical secular Jewishness. Because the Nazis looted the IAV (1940) including Manus’s large personal archive, and subsequently arrested (1941) and murdered her (1942), Rosa Manus has been almost unknown to later generations. This collective biography offers essays based on new and in-depth research on pictures and documents from her archives, returned to Amsterdam in 2003, as well as other primary sources. It thus restores Manus to the history from which the Nazis attempted to erase her. 

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