This Day in Jewish History 1889: A Luxury Car's Namesake Is Born

The nickname of Adrienne Manuela Ramona Jellinek, the granddaughter of a highly distinguished rabbinic scholar, later became associated with the Nazis' auto of choice.

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September 16, 1889, is the birthdate of “Mercedes” Adrienne Manuela Ramona Jellinek, the namesake of Mercedes-Benz cars. Even though her...