Ausubel, Nathan

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AUSUBEL, NATHAN (1899–1986), U.S. author and folklorist. Born in Galicia, he went to the U.S. as a small child. Ausubel published anthological works. His popular collection, A Treasury of Jewish Folklore (1948), went through over 20 editions, and was followed by further anthologies, all of which included useful contributions in the form of prefaces, summaries, and notes by the editor. Among his many compilations are A Treasury of Jewish Humor (1951) and A Pictorial History of the Jewish People (1953). He wrote The Book of Jewish Knowledge (1964).

[David Niv]