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Sarah Bernhardt, 1880

"Accused" of sounding "like a Jew," French actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) wrote, "I am a daughter of the great Jewish race, and my somewhat uncultivated language is the outcome of our enforced wanderings." Indeed, she took her own theater company around the world, transforming herself, a member of the wandering race, into an object of worldwide welcome and acclaim. The great French actress appears here in 1880.

Institution: U.S. Library of Congress.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Sarah Bernhardt, 1880." (Viewed on December 9, 2019) <https://qa.jwa.org/media/bernhardt-sarah-4-still-image>.

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