Thursday 10 August 2017


            The wife of Dr. Shmuel Margoshes, she was born in Doline (Dolina), near Stryj (Stryi), eastern Galicia.  She attended religious primary school and public elementary school in Dolina.  In 1903 she moved to the United States and graduated from high school in New York.  In 1921 she was working at the New York port as an interpreter for the “Society to Assist Immigrants.”  She composed impressions and sketches of Jewish life in the old country, as well as writing about her experiences with Jewish immigrants in New York.  She debuted in print in Idisher kemfer (Jewish fighter) in New York in 1906, and from that point in time, under the name Roze Kirshenboym-Margoshes, published in: Forverts (Forward), Yidishes tageblat (Jewish daily newspaper), and Idisher almanakh (Jewish almanac)—in New York; among other serials.  She also wrote from 1906 poems in Yiddish, Polish, and English, and she published them in Idisher kemfer, Dos folk (The people), and Der amerikaner (The American), as well as in the English-language Hebrew Standard and American Hebrew—all in New York; and in the Polish-language Robotnik (Worker) in Warsaw.  She died in New York.

Sources: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 3 (under the name “Kirshenboym-Margoshes, Roze”); information on her writing from Dr. Shmuel Margoshes in New York.
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