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LEVY, SARA:

German philanthropist; born in Berlin June, 1761; died there March 11, 1854. She was a daughter of Daniel Itzig, and was well educated according to the fashionable French standards of her time. Her husband was Samuel Levy, one of the first bankers of Berlin. During the time following the battle of Jena she was much sought after by Bignon, the French ambassador to Berlin, and the other French officials. She retained her Judaism, though most of her relatives deserted their faith; at her death she left thirty thousand thalers to the Jewish Orphan Asylum of Berlin, and bequeathed her house to King Frederick William IV.

Bibliography:
  • Kayserling, Jüdische Frauen, pp. 228 et seq.
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