Tuesday 4 June 2019


PAUL RUBINSHTEYN (March 10, 1910-March 16, 1977)
            He was born with the Yiddish given name Fayvl in Prushkov (Pruszków), Poland.  He studied in Warsaw’s Tarbut high school.  In 1927 he made his way to Argentina and in 1930 to New York.  He was active in the Jewish socialist association, the Workmen’s Circle, and the Jewish Labor Committee.  He worked as a typesetter for Morgn-zhurnal (Morning journal) in New York, and he published in it reportage pieces, a weekly political column, and a daily piece under the rubric “A froy tsu froyen” (A woman to women), using the pen name Gloria Gold.  From 1954 he was assistant manager and later manager of Forverts (Forward) in New York.  He also wrote reportage pieces here, as well as a novel entitled A mord af delansi strit, (A murder on Delancey Streeta).  He later published it in book form as Af fremde vegen, a roman fun leben in nyu york in der epokhe fun nayntsn-draytsik-nayntsn firtsik (On strange roads, a novel of life in New York in the epoch of the 1930s-1940s) (Brooklyn, 1970), 146 pp.  Other pen names include: Fayvl Esterzon, F. Flayshman, and F. Rubinof.  He died in New York.

Sources: Forverts (New York) (March 17, 1977); Kultur un lebn (New York) (March-April 1977).
Yekhezkl Lifshits

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