Ruth Gay

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Ruth Gay (née Slotkin; October 19, 1922 – May 9, 2006) was a Jewish writer who wrote about Jewish life and won the 1997 National Jewish Book Award for non-fiction for Unfinished People: Eastern European Jews Encounter America (1996).[1]

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.[2]

She died in 2006.[1]

Publications[edit]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fox, Margalit (11 May 2006). "Ruth Gay, Author of Books About Jewish Life, Dies at 83". nytimes.com. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  2. ^ “Biographical Note.” Guide to the Ruth Gay Collection 1980s-1993, 2002. Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar.