Ruth Gay

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Ruth Gay (born Ruth Slotkin) in New York in 1922, was a Jewish writer who wrote about Jewish life and won the 1997 National Jewish Book Award for nonfiction for Unfinished People: Eastern European Jews Encounter America. (W. W. Norton, 1996).

Ruth Gay attended Queens College in 1943 and received a master’s in library science from Columbia University in 1969. From 1948 to 1950 she was the editor of the JDC Review of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.[1]

She died in 2006.[2]

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  • Safe among the Germans liberated Jews after World War II. New Haven: Yale University Press. 2002.
  • Unfinished People: Eastern European Jews Encounter America. New York: W.W. Norton. 1997.
  • The Jews of Germany: A Historical Portrait. Yale University, 1992.

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