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Greta Zimmer Friedman (born Margarete Zimmer; June 5, 19...

wikipedia - 11 Sep 2016
Greta Zimmer Friedman (born Margarete Zimmer; June 5, 1924 – September 8, 2016) was an Austrian-born American who was photographed being kissed by a stranger—a Navy sailor—on V-J Day 1945 by Life photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. Widely misattributed as being a photograph of a nurse, she was actually a dental assistant with a similar uniform.
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'Kissing Sailor' in iconic photo turns 95 - 08 Mar 2018
George Mendonsa survived some of the hardest fought naval battles of World War II. And when the war ended, he was captured in a photo that will survive forever. The immortalized moment featuring Mendonsa on Victory over Japan Day is widely considered ...
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The Pictures that Defined World War II

History - 06 Jul 2018
Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured this photo in Time Square on Victory against Japan Day (“V-J Day”), August 14, 1945. SailorGeorge Mendonsa saw dental assistantGreta Zimmer Friedman for the first time among the celebration at V-J Day.
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International Kissing Day: A glance at iconic lip-locking moments

CGTN (press release) - 06 Jul 2018
International Kissing Day, which grew out of the UK's National Kissing Day, was established on July 6 in 2006 to promote kissing as an enjoyable experience. So feel free to pucker up to someone significant whether a lover, friend or relative. In some ...
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Did the Famous Sailor Sexually Assault the Famous Nurse?

FrontPage Magazine - 21 Sep 2016
The photo has been back in the news because the woman, identified as Greta Zimmer Friedman, died on Sept. 8, at age 92. She was 21 when the picture was taken. The sailor, later identified as George Mendonsa, mistook Friedman's dental assistant uniform ...
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The true story behind the iconic VJ Day sailor and 'nurse' smooch

New York Post - 17 Jun 2012
Today, Greta Zimmer Friedman lives in Frederick, Md. After the war, she learned that her parents had died in the camps, and she has never returned to Austria. George and Rita, now married for 66 years, live in Rhode Island, where a copy of the famous ...
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​Science debunks WWII "Kiss" photo couple's claim to fame

CBS News - 03 Jul 2015
The couple who gets the most credit for their story is George Mendonsa and Greta (Zimmer) Friedman. The 2012 book "The Kissing Sailor," by Lawrence Verria and George Galdorisi, is based on Mendonsa and Friedman's story. It holds that he was coming ...
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Woman in iconic VJ Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 92

The San Diego Union-Tribune - 12 Sep 2016
NEW YORK (AP) — The woman in an iconic photo shown kissing an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. Greta Zimmer Friedman was 92. Friedman, who fled Austria during the war as a 15-year-old, died Thursday at a ...
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The Story Behind The Iconic 'Kissing Sailor' Photo

Stripes Okinawa - 02 Sep 2017
For years, the nurse was thought to be a woman named Edith Shain, but in reality it was Greta Zimmer Friedman, who was a dental assistant, not a nurse. It turns out they had dressed very similarly. As soon as Friedman saw the picture, she wrote to Life ...
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Woman in iconic WWII Times Square kiss photograph dies at 92

KHQ Right Now - 10 Sep 2016
The woman kissed by an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. Greta Zimmer Friedman's son says his mother died Thursday at a Richmond, Virginia, hospital of what he called complications from old age. She was 92.
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Flashback: It's been 70 years since VJ Day and the kissing sailor - 15 Aug 2015
But it wasn't until 2005 — 60 years after the fact — that a Yale photography expert was able to analyze the photos and identify the two as now 92-year-old Mendonsa, of Rhode Island, and Greta Zimmer Friedman, a 91-year-old Maryland native. The key ...

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