Rebecca Camhi Fromer (c. 1927 – January 1, 2012) was an American playwright, historian and poet. Fromer co-founded the Judah L. Magnes Museum of Berkeley, California, in 1961 with her husband, Seymour Fromer. The museum, which is now called the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life and became part of the University of California, Berkeley in January 2012, houses more than 15,000 Judaica artifacts and manuscripts, the third largest collection of its kind in the United States.
Fromer authored and co-authored several historical books and articles on Jewish history. Her books authored included Sonderkommando, Bridge of Sorrow, Bridge of Hope, The Holocaust Odyssey of Daniel Bennahmias, The House by the Sea: A Portrait of the Holocaust in Greece and Rumkowski and the Orphans of Lodz. Fromer was familiar with Sephardic culture and could speak the Ladino language.
Fromer, a resident of Berkeley, died on January 1, 2012, in San Francisco at the age of 84. She was survived by her daughter, Mira Z. Amiras, and two grandchildren, Michael Zussman and Rayna Savrosa. Her husband, Seymour Fromer, who co-founded the museum with her, died in 2009.
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