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Renate Rubinstein; Dutch Journalist, Feminist

Renate Rubinstein, 61, a Dutch journalist and activist likened to such American feminists as Gloria Steinem. She became popular in The Netherlands for her essays on the status of women and the debate over the treatment of Dutch Jews during World War II. She was such a presence in Dutch culture that she was chosen to deliver a major address before Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus at the televised commemoration of Netherlands Liberation Day on May 5, 1988. Among her more than 20 books is “Take It and Leave It,” an account of her 10-year struggle with multiple sclerosis, the disease she died of Nov. 4 in Amsterdam.


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