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Asta Nielsen (1881-1972) was a Danish movie actress and a leading lady of the 1910s’ silent film industry. Most of Nielsen's films were shot in Germany.

Sigmund Feist (1865-1943) was director of the Reichenheim orphanage until he retired in 1935.

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"Gruss von Asta Nielsen" : the actress Asta Nielsen with girls of the Reichenheim orphanage, Leo Baeck Institute, F 37958.