Hannah Haberfeld was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia back in 1924. During WWII, she was imprisoned at the Ravensbruck and Malchow concentration camps. Most of her family was killed during the Holocaust. In 1950, she moved to Israel. For a brief time, she taught in the Basis Yaakov school system.
Later that same year she began working as a night editor for the newspaper Yediot HaYom. In 1951, she was hired as a correspondent for the newspaper Omer. She continued to work her way up the ranks, retiring in 1990. She died in 2003.
What you may not know about Hannah Haberfeld Semer is that she was the first Editor in Chief of Davar from 1970 to 1990, the first female editor in chief of a major Israeli daily newspaper.
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