Dawidowicz, Lucy S.
- Nancy Sinkoff
Dawidowicz, Lucy S. (16 June 1915–05 December 1990), historian and Jewish public intellectual, was born Lucy Schildkret in New York City to Dora Ofnaem and Max Schildkret, Polish Jewish immigrants. Similar to other working-class immigrant daughters, she was educated in public schools and attended Hunter College, where she received a B.A. in English literature in 1936. She also received a supplementary secular Jewish and Yiddish education in Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute schools and summer camp....