Emma Goldman’s Birthplace


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Emma Goldman, was born to Taube Bienowitch and Abraham Goldman on June 27, 1869, in Kovno, a province of the Russian Empire, (now known as Kaunas), Lithuania. In December 1886, Goldman immigrates to the United States with her sister Helena and they settle in Rochester, New York.

Goldman was a Russian-American anarchist philosopher and a prolific writer.  Her writings included pamphlets and articles on a diverse range of subjects, such as, feminism, sexuality, birth control, atheism, capitalism, labor, and anarchism.

She authored several books;

  • Living My Life – autobiography
  • My Disillusionment in Russia
  • My Further Disillusionment in Russia
  • Anarchism and Other Essays