GAY, Ruth. American, b. 1922. Genres: Cultural/Ethnic topics, History. Career: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Education Department, 1943-46, Labor and Nation, staff writer and assistant editor, 1946-48; American Joint Distribution Committee, researcher and editor, 1948-50; freelance writer and editor, 1950-72, 1985-; Yale University, New Haven, CT, archivist and cataloger at university library, 1972-85. Publications: Jews in America: A Short History, 1965; The Jews of Germany: A Historical Portrait, 1992; Unfinished People: Eastern European Jews Encounter America, 1996; Safe among the Germans: Liberated Jews after World War II, 2002; The Jewish King Lear Comes to America, forthcoming. Contributor to periodicals. Address: 270 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10025, U.S.A.