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Lady Killers: Jewish Female Assassins in late 19th Century Russia

Hosted By: Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)

“Lady Killers” is a collection of six short stories, each portraying a separate Jewish female assassin from the Russian Revolution including women who ran safe houses, built and planted bombs and planned various assassination attempts against the Czar. The six stories will be tied together by themes of freedom and hope, showing all six women were dedicated to the idea of the greater good and a better future.

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