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Pinus Rubinstein collection

Document | Accession Number: 2015.607.1

Diary, in three volumes, from Pinus Rubinstein (later known as Ben-Saar), dated 1900 to 1949, and written primarily while the author lived in Bukovina, in Czernowitz and Sadagora (Chernivtsi and Sadhora, Ukraine). The diaries were the partial basis for the publication "Der jüdische Vatikan in Sadagora, 1850-1950," a history of the Jewish community in that city, which Rubinstein published in Tel Aviv in 1958. The diaries begin with Rubinstein’s adolescent years in Sadagora, his service in the Austrian Army in World War I, his marriage and life in Czernowitz in the inter-war years, life in German-occupied Czernowitz from 1941-1944, and his family’s post-war journey to Romania and Austria and eventually Israel. The diaries also contain poetry and stories from Rubinstein, signed under his pen name of Ben-Saar. In addition, this collection contains a portrait photograph of the Czernowitz Hairdressers Academy, 1936, to which Pinus Rubinstein belonged. A visiting card for Ben-Saar (P. Rubinstein), in his role as chairman of the organization "Poale Tsedek," in Beit She'an, Israel, circa 1950s or 1960s, is also included.

1900-1949  (inclusive)
1 oversize box
Credit Line
USHMM Permanent Collection. Purchase, Reiss Antiquariat, 2015.
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