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Biographical Sketch Of Rombro

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Rombro, Jacob (nom de plume, "Philip Krantz"). Editor of Die Arbeiter Welt, and of Die Zukunft. Born October, 1858, Podolia, Russia. Son of Baruch Rombro and Bella Rosa Uger. Entered Jitomir Rabbinical school at age of fourteen; attended the Real-Gymnasium at Biala-Zerkoff, Kiev, 1879; St. Petersburg Technological Institute, 1879-1881; studied at Sorbonne, Paris, 1882; pursued post-graduate courses in chemistry, New York University, 1893. Married Eva Gordon. Arrested 1877, and imprisoned for one year, in Charkov for political propaganda; sentenced to be under supervision of police. Emigrated to escape arrest for affiliation with Russian Revolutionary Party, 1881, and has lived in Paris, London, and New York as a political exile since. Engaged in journalism, 1880; first connected with Russian Jewish weekly Razsviet; assistant lecturer in chemistry, New York University, 1893; teacher of English, New York public evening schools, 1894-1902. Connected with Socialistic movement. First editor London Arbeiter Freund, 1885. Now writer for the International Publishing Company, New York. Contributed, in Russian, to Razsviet, Voschod, and Zarya (daily, in Kiev, suppressed by the Government). Has written in Yiddish articles for labor and radical periodicals since 1885. Author: History of Culture; History of the French Revolution; Exodus according to Egyptian Sources; English Teacher for Jews. Writer of socialistic pamphlets. Address: 26 Canal, New York.

Source: American Jewish Yearbook 1904-1905, Biographical Sketches of Jews Prominent in the Professions, Etc., in the United States, page 170.

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