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Throwback Thursday: Science Sister

Welcome to Throwback Thursday, a weekly photo feature in which we sift 116 years of Forward history to find snapshots of women’s lives. Click below for more.

Professor Anna Weizmann is pictured here in her organic chemistry lab in 1938. The younger sister of Israel’s first president, Chaim Weizmann, Anna was one of three female scientists in Israel at the time, and one of 11 scientists there total. Chaim and Anna had nine other siblings; Anna was known for her charm and acid wit. She never married, and taught at Chaim’s research university, the Weizmann Institute of Science. She died in 1963.

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