Interesting Jewish facts

• Louis Armstrong wore a Jewish star throughout his life in honor of the family in New Orleans that bought him his first cornet.
• Five Jews were among the eleven activists tried with Nelson Mandela.
• Ping pong champion Marty Reisman toured with the Harlem Globetrotters as part of the halftime show.
• Aletta Henriett Jacobs was the first woman doctor in Holland and was an activist for peace, birth control and voting rights for women.

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