#100Days100Women Day 66: Rabbi Regina Jonas
Regina Jonas was the first ordained female rabbi (though other women had performed rabbinical functions, none had been ordained). She practiced her ministry in Nazi Germany, where she ministered to many older people who had already sent their families away. It is believed she had opportunity to leave herself, but due to her commitment to a Jewish community on Germany she stayed. Eventually she was detained and sent to a concentration camp where she meet and consoled people at the train in an effort to mitigate the shock and disorientation. In 1944 she was transferred to Auschwitz where she was murdered.
She was pretty much forgotten to history until 1991 where the opening up of East Germany allowed a small cache of her papers to be discovered.