Edith Běhal Fejér was an intellectual and political being from a young age. She chaperoned students on educational tours throughout Europe. She was a dedicated Red Cross volunteer during the Spanish Civil War and World War II. Even after her first application for US citizenship was denied because of questions arising from these volunteer efforts, her belief in democracy never wavered. She eventually became a US citizen and then devoted herself to the study of history and sociology. She became a high school teacher and ultimately, a college professor.